Sahara. Really dumb, but also kinda subversive! There’s some, uh, provincialism and casual violence that doesn’t age well, but it’s fun overall. Love the big reveal moment. Normally in these sorts of adventure movies it’s a room full of treasure. Here, it’s toxic waste.


Volver. I’m willing to see a few more from Almodóvar. I probably would have loved this one with a few tweaks. Great actresses, but I was hoping for less explanatory dialogue and for more of the dark humor that shows up here and there. Nice to see supernatural fantasy elements taken in stride. Ebert says.