I just thought I'd post a note about a film I went to see a couple of weeks ago which I still can't get out of my head.
Probably the best film I've seen in the last 10 years, Pan's Labyrinth tells the story of a small girl moving with her pregnant mother and stepfather (a captain in Franco's army) to a mill in the spanish countryside. Here, the captain has been given orders to destroy the rebels still fighting in the last stages of the Spanish Civil war (1944 i think). The girl discovers a labyrinth in the garden and one of the inhabitants tells her that she is a lost princess of an underground fairy realm.
The film itself is spellbinding, the acting superb, the visuals incredible and the director's vision truely brilliant. At the end of the film, no one got up to leave until nearly the end of the titles and then did so in an almost reverential hush.
Note however, this is NOT a film for children. It contains some very violent scenes, scenes of torture and brutality.
I think that Pan's Labyrinth is being released over in the States around Christmas time although as an independent movie, it might be harder to find it showing.
"that's a smith and wesson, and you've had your six"
Cool! this one is definitely on my radar to watch. Now it sounds like a must see. This was one on my year of geekified movies.
I am also looking forward to watching Apocalypto this weekend. I hear it's pretty violent though. Guessing it's also not for kids.