Dennis Lim’s fourth Cannes dispatch for IFC News is up here:
One of the most intriguing sub-themes of Cannes ’07 has been the reformed miserablist. In Carlos Reygadas’ "Silent Light," to cite the most grandiose example, the Mexican abjection specialist tempers his confrontational aesthetic with an infusion of Dreyer. Set amid an isolated Mennonite community in Mexico, "Silent Light" is a typically bold and even nutty experiment, with many bravura cinematographic feats and tricks (rhymed sunrise/sunset shots, a camera mounted to a corn thrasher, conspicuous lens flares), but I must confess a preference for Reygadas the bad boy â€” there was more substance in the bile and misanthropy of "Battle in Heaven" than in the new film’s ostentatious spirituality.
+ Cannes Dispatch 4: Feel-Bad Cinema (IFC News)