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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

I think at the end of it all, what really got me was how thoroughly unprepared I was for the film as a whole. It’s infinitely darker and more violent than I thought it was going to be, but the darkness is wrapped up in this kind of overwhelming intensity that you’re hard pressed to find in violent films. By that I mean none of the violence ever felt gratuitous, or unnecessary. Further, the fantasy aspect was both beautiful and terrifying. I really don’t find myself scared too often watching a movie, but there were moments here where I was on the edge of my seat with my hand over my mouth, holding my breath. Continue reading