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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Film-noir is in itself a very funny genre to me. It’s the kind of film where men are always being dominant and very quick witted. It’s the genre that made the career of actors like the lead of The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart. It’s very easy to love the movie just because of how much you love seeing men like Bogart take the lead.
Many say that the 1970s were the last “great” decade of film. They may be on to something. Ranking among the best of those pictures would have to be 1974’s Chinatown— Roman Polanski’s moving, engaging and beautiful film noir that showcases Jack Nicholson at perhaps the pinnacle of his career.
The Boondock Saints was tipped to me about 5 years ago by a girl in an Irish pub whom I never spoke to again. She spoke of it with a reverence that amongst film fans is reserved for the works of Orson Welles. Apparently she wasn’t the only one.
A homeless vigilante blows away armed robbers, crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty 20-gauge pump-action shotgun. Read Paolo’s review of this movie about street justice.
What would you do if your wife was wrongfully thrown into prison for murder? A remake of the 2007 French prison-break thriller Pour Elle (Anything for Her), The Next Three Days is an overlong, occasionally brilliant yet wildly uneven film from writer-director Paul Haggis.
You’d be forgiven to think that Tropa de Elite 2 is a silly foreign action movie, since the title really doesn’t suggest otherwise. Imagine my surprise to find out that not only does Tropa feature almost no action, but that it’s also really, really good.
J Blakeson’s feature debut The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a low budget British thriller starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston. Read the review of this surprisingly twisty film.
After serving a brutal tour in Afghanistan, ex-Army Ranger Jim Davis (Bale) has returned to his South Central neighborhood in Los Angeles. He cajoles his best friend Mike (Freddy Rodriguez) for a little hell-raising but the two soon find themselves in for a rude awakening.