Before Sunrise ★★★★½

Before Sunrise is a fairly simple and beautifully told poem about love and the importance of human connection. Part of what makes this film stand out so much is the chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. They feel so comfortable with one another and enough charisma to make the conversations they have more engaging and enjoyable.

Linklater created this dreamlike aesthetic that really did this film a huge favor. The scenic locales, the slow tracking of our two leads, the music. It almost feels like you're intruding in on them; as if you're spending time with them as an omniscient third-wheel. You feel the rollercoaster of emotions they go through. You laugh with them, you cry with them, you feel sorry for them. It's just beautiful.

The scene where they are listening to the record in that cramped room, and they both shift uncomfortably and quickly glance at one another and smile every so often. Probably has to be one of my favourite scenes in all of cinema.