Here's mainlymovies' first long(ish) review in a while. Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men is equal parts brave and frustrating, I think. It feels like the first part of a series we'll never get — the backdrop's remarkably detailed, the production design Oscar-worthy, but we barely feel we've got to know any of the main characters before it's over. I heard yesterday that the Universal exec who greenlit it has been given the boot. It's unfashionably grim stuff, for sure, but flashily so — and there's the rub.