Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hispanic Cinema Festival at the Megaplex

Recently Viewed films all coincidentally made by Mexican or Spanish directors.

I generally like non-linear films. One complaint is that this one never seems to let up on the intensity.

Children of Men
I'm a big fan of dystopian cinema. This film is also intense but with better variation of tone. I like Clive Owen's misanthropy.

Perhaps a little schmaltzy. I was however surprised to find that Penelope Cruz is not nearly as irritating in her native language.

Pan's Labrynth
A gory adult fairy tale. I can see how some people will consider this an excellent film... if you like that kind of stuff.

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