Saturday, April 7, 2007

Third Time Around: Children of Men

Children of Men
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
Released December 25, 2006

Rarely is it that I see a movie three times, even rarer is it that the film holds up. I first saw this film in theatres in January, then again in theatres in February, and now on DVD. Some of the scenes lose a bit of their shock value on the small screen, but the camerawork and art direction are still as dazzling. Clive Owen's performance, which I liked to begin with, grows on me more and more each time. And I still admire the excellent performances, however minimal, from Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Peter Mullan as the crazy Syd. The opening scene is shocking and so well done, and the film is terrifying and brilliant. Highly recommended for anyone who has not yet seen it.


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