Amélie ★★★★★

Every first of the year I'll (re)watch a personal favorite that I haven't gotten to in a long time. It's only now that I realize that I've only seen this once before. I'd completely forgotten that it's essentially a 2-hour meet-cute, but Jeunet is one of my very favorite formalists. He uses seemingly unnoticeable everyday minutiae to create unforgettable scenes, images, and character quirks. It sounds cliche, but for me this movie really does feel like falling in love. The 45-second long stretch with the blind man might be one of my favorite scenes ever in a movie. I'm such a hopeless fucking romantic.