Toni Erdmann ★★★★★

Saw this again after last year's NYFF viewing. Still the most fun theater experience I've had this year. Seeing this movie with a packed crowd is so rewarding.

I went into this viewing thinking the middle might drag, but 160 minutes later, I don't know of any part I'd remove. Maren Ade's tone management in this film, particularly through sustained close ups on actors as they react to changes, is world class directing.

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