Pedro Almodovar is not a conventional filmmaker by any means. His films openly explore subjects many acclaimed directors fear to tread and absorb in their whole entire careers, but what is always guaranteed with Almodovar is a sense of wonderment and the unexpected, and The Skin I Live In is no different.
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Viewing this film is the cinematic equivalent of watching a car crash in slow-motion, the audience observes the disaster and devastation unfold on-screen, but the only way for them to avoid this horrifying event is to simply vacate their theater seat and approach the box office for a welcome refund on the admission price of their ticket.
Politics are often better left unseen. What we may discover will undoubtedly scare us and make us realize that notions like morals or common good are nonexistent in politics. It’s a harsh world, and quite frankly, there’s nothing we can do.
A movie featuring a prestigious cast including Hugh Jackman, Hope Davis and Anthony Mackie should be better than Shawn Levy’s silver screen version of the Rock Em Sock Em Robots. Read Paolo’s review of the movie after the jump.
Up until yesterday, I had not seen Titanic. I had seen all of James Cameron’s other mega-productions, I was familiar with and liked DiCaprio and Winslet and I had my eardrums violated several times already by Celine Dion’s rendition of “My Heart Will Go On”, but I had never witnessed to all of that grandeur put together.
Welcome to a momentum-free zone. Director Kelly Reichardt’s take on the Oregon Trail wagon train opus has no interest in maintaining any sort of momentum it begins to generate, probably because those hopeful settlers coming across the continent never got much momentum going either.
50/50 is an emotional, genuine and honest portrait of a man battling the specter of his own death. It’s a roller coaster ride full of compassion, disappointment and love. Read Sam’s review of this movie, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.
None of his contemporaries and few of his predecessors, if I may be so bold, capture the intimate, intricate details quite like Michael Mann, nor shape their stories so not even the slightest indispensable stroke is missing. Is it any wonder then that this sprawling saga of Cops and Robbers focuses on two protagonists who are obsessed with the details?
I normally strive to be more or less objective in my reviews and when looked at Drive Angry objectively, well it’s not a very good movie. The plot doesn’t make a lick of sense, it’s vulgar, gory and excessively violent. The reason I’m writing about this film is because it’s be the most entertaining piece of cinema I have seen all year.