Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★½

In his most personal film since Dazed & Confused, Linklater draws upon Rossellini, Godard, and Straub/Huillet to un-layer a scorching protest against the institution of marriage. And Hawke gifts his director a self-portrait in the mold of Warren Oates' gift to Peckinpah in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.