“I just saw Children of Men yesterday, and it’s a spectacular piece of work. Why is no one buzzing about it? What’s the problem? Could you address this on your site because for the life of me, I don’t get the silence on this flick.” — New York-based journalist Lewis Beale.
HE to Beale: The basic view seems to be that people think it’s too bleak — even though the story is about the return of life and natural creation into a world that has all but given up and is falling apart. And even though the cinematography alone (by Emmanuel Lubezki) delivers the strongest jolt of cinematic excitement I’ve experienced all year. Go figure…mainstream is as mainstream does.