Family Stories: My Conversation with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Director of “Babel”

This interview was originally published at Christianity Today on November 8, 2006.-Alejandro González Iñárritu has a lot of stories to tell. He packs several of them into each film that he makes. In three critically acclaimed features — Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and the latest, Babel — he and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have told at least nine, depending on how you unravel his complex tapestries of narrative.All three films bear the distinct style and perspective of storytellers who … [Read more...]

First Things Reviews “Babel”

At First Things, Anthony Sacramone has turned in an insightful review of Babel... and what it could have been. … [Read more...]

Alejandro González Iñárritu on the Value of Families

Today at Christianity Today Movies... my conversation with Babel director Alejandro González Iñárritu.Iñárritu says: I think that my films are basically family stories, beyond the fact that they are global and have political and social commentary. At the core of it, Babel is basically four stories of parents and children. I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family—through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters. [You look back to] … [Read more...]

Babel (2006)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today in October 2006.-It's bullet time at the movies. Martin Scorsese's cops and crooks are clashing are unleashing storms of bullets, and Clint Eastwood's Marines are firing more shots than anyone could hope to count. But in Alejandro González Iñárritu's new film Babel, a single gunshot causes an international crisis. It's a shot heard around the world, and one you won't forget anytime soon.Who is to blame for that shattering blas … [Read more...]