Another weekend trailer: “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm…”

Also, sometimes “life is like a river.” I’ve heard that too.

Although I liked “Amores Perros” well enough, I was irked by “21 Grams” and downright irritated by “Babel.” From the sound of it, if I see it at all, I’m likely to really hate “Biutiful,” as it seems that the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu are increasingly pretentious slogs where he mistakes merely inflicting misery on his audience for art. The film really divided audiences at Cannes and considering my reactions to the past films, it’s not promising for me. Which is not to say I think his movies are all bad, and this trailer does an outstanding job of reminding you of the good, as well as the uselessly morose.

Some beautiful images. Really. Also, re: the annoying but well delivered narration, kudos to Javier Bardem for almost completely losing his Spanish accent so quickly in just a few years. As I recall, it took Antonio Banderas a couple of movies to even be understandable. Nevertheless, I’m not looking forward to this one.

H/t Anne Thompson.


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