Thursday, April 30, 2009

Peter Pan complex (Elegy)

So I realise I never did point anyone to my review of Elegy written for 3D World. You can check it out by clicking here. I liked it, if in a muted sense because of the film's obvious emotional manipulations. Certainly the most interesting element – aside a strong, though unchallenging, performance from Penelope Cruz – is as another example of Sir Ben Kingsley's recent exploration of character's with a Peter Pan complex. Tristan Burke wrote a great review of The Wackness which you can read here and I'm certainly curious to see whether Kingsley continues to explore this subject matter of white male identity crisis.

Elegy is still screening at the Dendy cinema in Newtown