This review of Before Midnight is Part Three of the new fiction series I call All Thumbs Video.
In the first installment, I introduced a small cast of characters, friends who talk about movies in one of Earth's last video stores — All Thumbs, a store named in honor of Roger Ebert. They're members of "Sight Club," watching movies in theaters and, late at night, in the store's back room, then engaging in vigorous discussion. They argued about Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder.
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Before Sunrise... Before Sunset... and now, just like that, Richard Linklater has reunited Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and filmed Before Midnight.
That's right. Even as some of us were still speculating as to whether this movie would actually happen, shazam! There it is!
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