Sunday, January 07, 2007

Children of Men

Briefly, because I'm exhausted, "Children of Men" is the best movie I have seen in a long, long time. Cuaron (and team) created such a terrifying, haunting, and chillingly realistic future (despite the initial premise -- it's improbable, but, hell, so are zombies) that this movie will stay in your psyche for many late nights to come. The dystopian nightmare is so thorough, so thoughtful and so seemingly plausible in so many ways (Qietus, anyone? 2-inch filtered cigarettes? the whole topic of illegal immigrants?) that I am thoroughly shaken, and thoroughly impressed by the film-making.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Movies = Charity for Jews.

Jake said...

Hands down one of the best movies I have seen EVER, and I have seen a lot of movies. Just pure genius.