I feel cheated. Like, lied to. I don't know where I got this impression, but Children of Men was supposed to be, like, disappointing, right? And this is supposed to be a lackluster year for movies, right?
My Best of 2006 list? Move everything down one spot, we have a new number one. Children of Men just blew me the fuck away.
I'm keeping this brief because I'm actually really worked up and embarrassingly excited right now. I was not expecting to love - FUCKING LOVE - this movie like this. The boyfriend and I went on a whim after work tonight. I had a shitty day, and was exhausted, and wasn't really looking forward to it but wanted to shut my brain off. And wham, this thing hit me like a ton of bricks. I feel crazy invigorated right now, due to this movie.
Best Movie of the year. Cuaron just went to a whole new level with me. The class of filmmaking - the extended shots! those shots! my god! - here is astonishing.
And I say this with deep love for Pan's Labyrinth and The Fountain, my #2 and #3 now, which raises the question, to me at least - I'm sorry, but with three movies I love as much as those three having been released this year, and the next several spots being filled with movies I adore as well, I call bullshit on this being a weak year for movies. Bull Shit.