Pan's Labyrinth ★★★★

this was watched in many sittings and is the type of movie that demands more attention from me, so i feel bad. one of the most eerie, fantastical atmospheres that i have experienced. gruesome, disturbing and way darker than i thought. has some really effective scenes. however, i fail to see how it reaches the heights of the lord of the rings and spirited away in terms of fantasy.