Yi Yi ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

"I feel that I am old now too."

When I first heard this film's final line of dialogue, I had chills. While in my second watch of the film, I did not have these chills, but I did find it to be just as thought-provoking and genius.

Edward Yang created a plotline that weaves stories together within a Taiwanese family in a way that creates a near-perfect slow burn sensation when watching this film. And it really does lend itself well to multiple viewings. There are some plot points that essentially went over my head the first time I watched this, since the whole thing is so grand in scale and there are so many tabs to be kept. But, unlike Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice", this film creates a naturalistic, enlightening time capsule and piece of art, instead of being a perplexing puzzle.