Tag Archives: Gael García Bernal

Coco: A Visit to the Land of the Dead

THE CELEBRATION OF A LIFETIME.  The world premiere of Coco took place in Morelia, Mexico, not Hollywood. During the making of the film, Pixar’s talents went south of the border to learn more about the culture and folk art, to find the right inspiration and local color for their tale about the Day of the … Continue reading Coco: A Visit to the Land of the Dead


After the thoroughly unwatchable A Hole in My Heart (2004) and Container (2006), Lukas Moodysson recovered with a bigger-budgeted but more conventional drama that follows an affluent couple in New York (Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams), their nanny (Marife Necesito) and her children that have been left with relatives in the Philippines. While on a … Continue reading Mammoth

The Science of Sleep

CLOSE YOUR EYES. OPEN YOUR HEART. Stéphane Miroux (Gael Gárcia Bernal) returns to Paris where his mother has found a job for him; he moves in next to a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who shares his sense of imagination. Michel Gondry’s follow-up to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is an odd story set in France that (like … Continue reading The Science of Sleep

Babel: A Failure to Communicate

IF YOU WANT TO BE UNDERSTOOD… LISTEN.  The pattern here is obvious. This is director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s third feature film and it has a similar structure to Amores Perros (2000) and 21 Grams (2003). He and writer Guillermo Arriaga come up with a couple of ideas, themes they’d like to explore, put it all … Continue reading Babel: A Failure to Communicate