Babel at Hoyts, Broadway

Babel was a powerful film. It was full of damaged, displaced people, and with a strong sense of imminent tragedies (not all of which ultimately came to pass).

The way the stories were intercut with each other, and not quite running on the same timeline, made it a bit challenging to watch – but in a good way, not a frustrating way. It was more a case of staying alert for the clues as to how everything fit together (which wasn’t actually that difficult) than of being so focussed on working it all out that you lost touch with the story. And, unlike with 21 Grams, I really did care about the characters.

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