After a hard working day it's always good to laugh and smile with something like this. I loved the books and Nicholas' little world since forever and this movie translates it perfectly. Light, funny, sweet and unpretentious. 90 minutes well spent. Will watch it again soon. Now, I have to get my books from the shelf and read it all again :)
Well, this was something... different.
Carlos Reygadas is an amazing director and the cinematography was superb. There were several good ideas here but the movie didn't really work for me, though.
It was off to a good start with the "Béla Tarr in colour" thing going on with the kid, the cows, dogs, rain..., as well as the following neon demon sequence. The sequence towards the end was amazing, with the tree falling, "Siete" doing... you know [spoiler], and the…
Most of the reviews I read about this participation of the Master Argento in the series were not very favorable. I really do not know the reason for that. This is the best episode I've seen so far. Intense, disturbing (Jenifer is truly disturbing; excellent make-up fx), full of suspense (Argento is keen on creating this type of very heavy ambience), gory (too much gore for Argento, not that I'm complaining, but it's not his usual style). The icing on the cake is really the soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti (ex-Goblin), a frequent contributor to Argento's films. Fantastic entry in the "Masters Of Horror" series.