Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

If anyone's curious, I found Guillermo del Toro's new film, Pan's Labyrinth, delightful and moving - it's large-scale commercial filmmaking that Jean Cocteau would approve of, if you can dig it (and a dark cousin to Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away). It's marvellous to see del Toro hitting his stride (I confess that I quite enjoyed Hellboy, as well, and am looking forward to its sequel). I have nothing substantial to add to the buzz the film has already received; a very pleasant surprise that it's in Spanish with subtitles! See it theatrically.

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