Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★½

9/10
"The sun somehow makes him vanish. Yes, he appears and he disappears, like a sunrise or a sunset or anything so ephemeral. Just like our life. We appear and we disappear, and we are so important to some, but we are just passing through."

My second watch.
Just finished sobbing. The central argument here is so wonderfully structured, always moving up and down, always alternating between the relief of understanding and the gut-wrenching ache of insults and disparagement. It entirely deconstructs and reconstructs the romanticism of Jesse and Céline's love in every single moment and it's always absolutely engrossing to watch. I forgot how deeply and thoroughly powerful this trilogy is. These movies are the greatest - so fucking joyful and lovely and painful and every beautiful fucking thing in between.

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