Guillermo del Toro returns to theaters on Friday with the remake of ‘The Alley of Lost Souls’ which has an exceptional cast led by Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
“It has a tone like a movie from a long time ago in the way of narrating, in the images… it has something from horror movies, fantasy movies and everything with the personality of Guillermo del Toro, who has a very genuine look about the characters. I am interested in her, but also estranged”, says Boyero.
Our critic leaves no doubts about this film, “when it was over I didn’t know if I liked it or not”, he explains. Although it is usually “quite visceral” for both hatred and passion, ‘The Alley of Lost Souls’ is the exception that meets the rule.
“It has the touch of ‘Freaks’ and an intrigue that, at times, interests me a lot in that world of forgers and circus people who transform these small deceptions into large-scale scams, with the help of a very sophisticated psychiatrist that only Cate could play. Blanchett. But I’m not passionate about history either… I’m waiting to see what happens in the middle of a mix of genres, “he concludes.
To clear up any doubts, our head critic will have to see it again.
Boyero: “Everyone has their film. Mine is ‘The Apartment’
How many reasons are there to watch a movie again? Among them, is discovering whether you like it or not, as happens to Carlos Boyero with the new Guillermo del Toro. But most of the time we revisit films that marked us, that meant something to us or for the pure pleasure of enjoying a work of art again.
For our critic “in 98% of cases it is for the pleasure of seeing it”, it also happens with books or music, “there are things that touch your heart, that offer you sensations, even if you know them by heart” . That feeling is what you get from Billy Wilder’s classic, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, ‘The Apartment.’
As Carlos Boyero tells it, he has seen this timeless classic about 200 times, although he acknowledges that he cannot give an exact figure: “It will never exhaust me. It always excites me, amuses me and makes me laugh. Everybody has their movie and mine are ‘The Apartment’ and ‘The Hustler’.”
Although Carles Francino says that he is not one to watch movies again, he highlights that during the time he was admitted to the hospital he returned to see the trilogy of ‘The Godfather’ and recently revisited the one that for him “has the best first 15 minutes of war films”, ‘Saving Private Ryan’.