Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Amores perros (Love's a Bitch)

Ah, spring is in the air, which means the streets are filled with young lovers holding hands, cooing about and romancing away blissfully unaware of the financial ruin and pain about to ensue. Being the cynical black heart I am this seasonal activity naturally makes me want to puke and take a flame thrower to the whole lot of these kissing fools which reminds me of a great line Eddie Murphy used to use which was along the lines of "what is it about white folks that the second the weather gets warm they feel the urge to stick all of their shit out on the front lawn?" which is relevant here for a few reasons, the main one being it was at a yard sale I first came across this DVD. AMORES PERROS lives up to it's title in many ways and intorduces us not only to director Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu but his somewhat unique stlye of smashing seemingly separate lives and events into a whole. This picture also brought the talents of Gael Garcia Benal to the attention of world wide audiences. AMORES PERROS is not a pretty film even though it is beautifully crafted and shot and many, myself included, willl find the dog fight scenes impossible to watch. That being said full credit must be given to the special effects department here as their work here is flawless. Will not be to the taste of all but fans of BABEl owe it to themselves to see it at least once as do all of those young lovers for which it will stand as a great cautionary tale and I cant end this one without saying Emilio Echevarria gives his best performance to date in this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, Love is a Bitch, and yes, it does lead to financial ruin and a tremendous amount of why do I need to see the movie?
CAR, Silversurfer, Casper

9:28 AM  

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