Our Movie of the Week is actually sort of a cheat this week. It’s technically three movies : Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, an exploration of one romantic relationship over the course of 18 years. The settings, writing, and performances (from Ethan Hawke as Jesse and Julie Delpy as Celine) are top-notch, as each film in the trilogy (1995’s Before Sunrise, 2004’s Before Sunset, and 2013’s Before Midnight) builds on the last, creating a romance like you’ve never seen before.
Keep an eye out for Ryan’s in-depth analysis of the Before trilogy, which will be coming later this week. And if you’ve seen the films before or watch them for the first time this week, comment and let us know what you thought of them.