Friday, December 29, 2006

Don't Miss "Pan's Labyrinth"

Two notable new films opening today: "The Dead Girl" is a somber, interesting, pretty good followup to "Blue Car" with a solid cast. It all revolves around the body of a dead girl apparently slaughtered by a serial killer. But the real gem is "Pan's Labyrinth," which I first saw and loved at Cannes. (It was the last movie I saw there -- usually, the final day or two is filled with odds and ends so it was a very pleasant surprise.) I'm not a big fan of the director (Del Toro), but I'm a sucker for fairy tales and this dark story set in fascist Spain is unique and gripping (and definitely not for kiddies).

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