Blue Valentine ★★★★★

Completely depressing but beautiful in every way, Blue Valentine is romantic but so anti-romantic at the same time.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are absolutely brilliant. Their raw emotion is deeply powerful and their chemistry is outstanding.

The film's structure, constantly going backwards and forth, works incredibly well, allowing us to engage with both characters, showing both of their likeable and unlikeable characteristics alongside each other, and the cinematography is beautiful.

Whilst this film tears me up inside every time, I absolutely love it.