Children of Men

#6 in my 2007 movie challenge was Children of Men. Using sparing detail, director Cuarón effectively evokes a near-future dystopia in which humans can no longer reproduce. Clive Owen looks handsome and haunted as the reluctant hero, drawn into danger by his ex-wife, Julianne Moore. The colors are dark and somber, and the long film shots are mesmerizing to watch. I think this competes with some of the Best Picture nominees. It is well worth seeing both for its look and the story, which is told simply and well.

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