Sunday, October 10, 2010

New York Film Festival 2010: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)


Unless I miraculously find enough time tomorrow to bang out a full-length review of the feature I saw last night, Joe Dante's new 3D film The Hole (2009), my review of Chilean-born filmmaker Raúl Ruiz's latest film, Mysteries of Lisbon (2010), will most likely be my final New York Film Festival review for The House Next Door (with closing remarks still to come). It's a beauty—the film, of course, not my review. (Although, if you think my review is beautifully written, then, you know, I won't complain...)

The Hole, by the way, is reasonably enjoyable in a refreshing old-school suspense-horror way, and it makes decent use of the now ubiquitous 3D technology—not surprising, given that Dante made the film expressly for 3D in the first place. Plus, as has been evident in previous films like, say, his "It's a Good Life" segment from Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), he does seem to have a knack for accurately depicting how kids and young adults interact with each other.

Overall, it's a fun little flick. Whether I'll offer up any more words on it, we shall see...

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