I can't remember the last time I saw a film so devoid of hope. A cold, bleak look at broken families and the broken society which creates them.
I almost can't find the words to describe how perfect Paris, Texas is, but I'm going to try nevertheless. I have never come across a film which made me so happy and yet so profoundly sad at the same time. The cinematography, writing, direction, soundtrack and performances are all spectacular, I cannot find a single flaw with anything. The ending is heartbreaking and yet simultaneously uplifting - I didn't even know that was possible!
After my first viewing I already…