Mark and Aaron tackle Guillermo Del Toro's debut film, recently re-released as part of the Trilogía boxset. Cronos is technically in the vampire genre, but even for his first film, has a distinctive Del Toro feel. We get into the character of Jesus Gris, and how Del Toro uses him as a tragic figure that touches on themes of mortality and religion. We also explore Del Toro's passion and his "Bleak House," showing that his passion for the medium informs his work.
4:20 – Mark’s VTIFF experience
8:00 – Short Takes (The Interrogation, Santa Sangre, Evolution, Your Vice is a Locked Room and I Have the Key, Under the Shadow, Midnight Cowboy)
33:30 - Cronos
Next time on the podcast: Blood Simple