Amour ★★★★★

edit: bringing this up to five stars, since I still think about it very often

I don't think I've ever seen a performance as convincing as Emmanuelle Riva's in Amour. It's completely heartbreaking while never ever playing a sentimental note. Trintignant is great as well and Haneke's direction has a sort of a slow-moving, well worn charm to it, all the while sporting a very earth-y colour palette. All that said, this is very much worth a watch and is probably the closest film of the 21st century to successfully compare itself to a good, thoughtful realism novel, even if it does tread a familiar territory.