Just finished Crooklyn on the train and I was SO confused by the aspect ratio switch for the visit to the suburbs.
I have to say, though, it makes a good case for how overrated the idea that a film is only worthwhile if every scene appears to be part of a totally unified narrative structure. All of the incidents contributed to the mood and to character, even if they weren’t all crucial to some idea of plot. The more tightly structured the plot is, the more obvious and boring it seems. I had no real idea where this was going and it was all the more enjoyable for that.