Tuesday, November 04, 2003

love's a bitch

Amores Perros tips a hat to QT's Pulp Fiction. There I've said it. Three stories involving dogs (titular pun?), people facing love, betrayal, death, loss and regret, interconnected by a brutal car accident. Characters from one story spill over into another: something that reminded me of similar light flourishes in Kieslowski's less satisfying French trilogy. There's a lot of blood and violence, and there's a general ache in the film, a sweet painful ache: we know how things are going to end up sometimes, and we hope they turn out otherwise. And Emilio Echevarria rocks as El Chivo. The soundtrack is cool, too.

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