Neil Ayres, the rodent half of Pootle-and-Rat fame, is also an editor of Serendipity, a journal devoted to Magical Realism. Though his avatar there appears to be a fox rather than a rat. Well, that's Magixal Realism for you; from prey to predator and from brown to red-orange without any explanation.
Knowing that I'd rather spout opinions than do a moment's honest work, Neil kindly asked me if I'd contribute an essay. So if you're inclined, you can read my thoughts on Magical Realist Films over there. And if you aren't so inclined, you can still hop over there and read their fiction. For free.