What could have been a cheap and easy spin-off is instead a surprisingly engaging and richly constructed adventure film.
Italian males feel a certain way about haircuts, which is to say they should be cheap at worst, free at best.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting.
Drawing on tropes from horror flicks about mad scientists -- think an Ibero Frankenstein -- The Skin I Live In is a macabre trip.
"But the character is also a metaphor," Banderas says. "He is a monster but he is also an artist. Life gives him the ability to create identities, to change identities."
Pygmalion meets Frankenstein by way of the imagination of Pedro Almodovar in The Skin I Live In, as tensely creepy and compelling a film as the Spanish maestro has yet made.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but, in Woody Allen's world, it's not merely an illusion. Rather, it's the thread that starts ...
I'm here to tell you that with You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen is in terrific form -- in fact, the best in years.