The Milk of Sorrow

Monday April 26th 2010

Like almost every film honoured in the Foreign Language field at the Oscars, recent nominee The Milk of Sorrow isn’t much more than a chance for Academy voters to flex their ‘artistic’ muscles in a category that doesn’t really matter that much:

Unfortunately, where The Headless Woman was just about intriguing enough to excuse these now-obligatory traits, The Milk of Sorrow is obvious, unsubtle and unrewarding.

Like being hit in the face really, really slowly with a sledgehammer.

Just a cheeky simile for you there.