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Broken Sky Review


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It was about 30 minutes into Broken Sky when I finally realized that the film's two protagonists were probably never going to speak. And I was right. Other than a few words here and there, the two young gay lovers who fall in love/lust at a Mexican university never say anything, and the fact that this de facto silent movie runs two hours and 20 minutes makes it a real rarity, not to mention a challenge. Heterosexual audiences in particular may find their patience strained since the periodic sex scenes that liven things up won't be of much interest to them.

But the movie is worth your time. Writer/director Julián Hernández has crafted a finely wrought work of camera choreography, a film that comes across like a modern dance piece or performance art project. Without words, the two lovers act with their eyes and bodies, striking carefully plotted poses and circling around each other -- and the camera -- in fascinating ways. Alejandro Canto's cinematography is masterful and innovative.

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A Thousand Clouds Of Peace Review


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The biggest burden A Thousand Clouds of Peace carries is its full title: A Thousand Clouds Of Peace Fence The Sky, Love; Your Being Love Will Never End, or, in the more mellifluous Spanish, Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amor. Wow, a movie with a name like that has something to live up to.

And it can't. A tale of teenage romantic obsession, it ventures inside the mind of Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuño), a young Mexican wandering rundown neighborhoods on the wrong side of Mexico City, and finds...not much. The blank-faced and nearly silent 17-year-old may be in torment, but he doesn't show it, and the story takes him nowhere but around in circles.

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Broken Sky Movie Review

Broken Sky Movie Review

It was about 30 minutes into Broken Sky when I finally realized that the film's...

A Thousand Clouds Of Peace Movie Review

A Thousand Clouds Of Peace Movie Review

The biggest burden A Thousand Clouds of Peace carries is its full title: A Thousand...

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