Fifth about The Seventh

Before Midnight

Before Midnight: a rare breed, this film is a sequel that continues the story of its predecessors organically; it almost requires them to be enjoyed in full, but the investment is well paid. Visually, it serves the purpose beautifully, which is to let the characters have their conversation without being obtrusive; it’s simple and elegant. (The beautiful backdrop of Greece helps a lot.) Most pleasurable, however, is to watch the actors interact and react to each other in the (mostly) long, uncut scenes: both Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke completely own these characters.

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