Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2010)
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A woman is trying to unravel a mystery that she literally can no longer see in this thriller from Spanish filmmaker Guillem Morales. Julia (Bel (C)n Rueda) and her sister, Sara, have both inherited a medical condition that is slowly robbing them of their eyesight, with stress severely aggravating the condition. When Julia gets the news that Sara has died, she has a hard time believing the police report that she committed suicide, and she and her husband, Isaac (Llus Homar), begin looking into
Dec 20, 2011
Universal Pictures International France - Official Site
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Aims for intricate, Hitchcockian suspense, embellished with ornate visual flourishes that recall Dario Argento's early giallo movies.
I doubt this project occupied much of del Toro's attention, and it's fundamentally an exercise in genre and style -- but what style!
All about mystery and suspense, slowly laying the foundation for an extremely tense final act.
Julia's Eyes doesn't mean much more than what shows up on the surface of the screen, but it's a cinematic exercise that certainly puts a person on edge.
Julia's Eyes stops just short of being an amazing thriller but...some excellent camera work heightens the experience of fumbling through the mystery from Julia's perspective.
A tense psychological thriller, Julia's Eyes is another example why the Spanish have become the kings of quality horror cinema.
The anchoring performance of Rueda is what keeps this second-hand material fresh and forcefully involving.
Julia's Eyes becomes a little incoherent as it plunges towards resolution, but it's unerringly stylish and whole-heartedly suspenseful along the way.
Julia's Eyes is a traditional horror that shows there's life in the old spine-chiller yet.
This terrifying psychological thriller cum horror film plays with notions that are both real and imagined and whose premise relies on fear of the known and the unknown, and most notably, of the dark
Good fun, but featuring more twists than a double helix, Julia's Eyes could more aptly be titled 'When Blind Man's Buff Gets Out of Hand'.
An over-cooked but good-looking and occasionally effective chiller about a visually impaired woman terrorised by malevolent forces.
A fascinating, broken-backed picture full of riveting twists and dubious psychology.
It's still pretty scary, but never steps outside the confines of what you'd expect from this kind of thing.
Do all public places need to be drenched in inadequate lighting? In horror they do. The centre for the blind that Julia visits early in the film is a great, looming edifice, bathed in shadows and rust. And that's a public health centre.
Not only is it genuinely unsettling, but it's full of clever nods to horror masterpieces
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