Arts & Entertainment

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Audiences revisit Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in Before Midnight, the third in a trilogy of films that have been filmed ten years apart. Their past, present and future all collide as negative aspects of their relationship bring change.

Before Midnight is filmed as a group of long conversational pieces, where cameras are transfixed on the characters for painfully long shots while they aimlessly walk the streets or drive around in discussion. A drudgery to watch, as the characters traverse from one topic of conversation to the next heating up for the predictable falling out.

Great performances and well-scripted but few viewers will appreciate this unique style of film making. (MM)

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