Mikey and Nicky ★★★★½

one of those movies i feel like i'd never get tired of. i put this on close to 3 a.m. last night because i couldn't sleep — possibly *the* perfect way to watch it. late-night snacks and beers with the boys... (it then gets pretty harrowing but i watched the saddest bits when i woke up in the morning.)

when cassavetes talks about the all-night movie theater, with "the candy bar that stays open that serves ice cream sandwiches"... i nearly wept. reminded me of the other perfect time i watched this: late at night, feeling spontaneous, i hopped on a bus to BAM and went to go see this on 35mm by myself on a warm almost-summer evening. probably got myself a popcorn and soda. maybe even an ice cream bar.