Friday, September 22, 2006

A Durex-free future


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.

4 comments:

Emma said...

I enjoyed that review very much, thanks. :)

And... you write for The Telegraph? *turns green*

Nick Davis said...

You are so perfect at your job - especially as compared to most print critics, you give such a concise but layered and specific taste of this film, I already have every confidence that you're right... or at least that you had a full, engaged experience of the movie, which so much professional review-writing seems to mitigate against. Lovely, lovely work, and I'm always in awe of your ability to keep it brief, and also to withhold the things you have to withhold in a major-publication review without seeming to stint on anything. I can't wait to see this movie and chat it up with you.

(ps. ZGIRL is pretty good as word verifications go.)

StinkyLulu said...

What Nick said.

tim r said...

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