Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

I might be overreacting, but Before Midnight has just become one of my favorite movies of all time.

Richard Linklater has a knack for presenting the most authentic and realistic characters in his films. The Before trilogy is a perfect example, and it's absolutely glorious. I appretiate when a movie is heavy in it's dialogue but yet immersive. The reason I think that it works so well in the Before trilogy is because of it's imperfect but yet likeable characters. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver their best performances in what I consider to be the definitive best film of the trilogy. I mean if you've watched the previous two installments and fail to feel for these characters during the "hotel scene", then you might need to check your pulse.

Linklater has now become one of my favorite directors. There's just such a range of emotions that he can nail perfectly. Endings to romantic films can be tricky, and I usually don't like many of them. That's a different case for the Before trilogy.

Hopefully in a decade or so we'll be able to call it a quadrilogy.

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