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Pedro Almodovar

Life is short, art is forever

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

To describe the last few weeks and the upcoming days as tumultuous would be an understatement. I believe that now, more than ever, we need an extra do...

Pedro Almodovar's Women: The Two Faces of Julieta

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.30.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Pedro Almodovar loves women. His films feature memorable female roles: look at Kika, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her, Volver, y...

Pedro Almodovar's' Julieta' is a Complex Mother/Daughter Masterpiece

Tara Fass | Posted 12.25.2016 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Once again we peer into the cinematic mirror to reflect and better understand the human condition. 'Julieta' is Pedro Almodovar's triumphant twent...

Was Pedro Almodóvar's Take On 'Brokeback Mountain' Too Hot For Hollywood?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.06.2016 | Queer Voices

“Brokeback Mountain” broke boundaries in terms of Hollywood’s portrayal of queer lives on the big screen when it was released in 2005. But it mi...

Cannes 2016: Pedro Almodovar Confronts Loss in "Julieta"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I loved watching the latest Pedro Almodovar film, Julieta, based on three short stories by Alice Munro. It's not that the story is particularly str...

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

Great Conversations: Paz Vega

Alex Simon | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed Spanish actress Paz Vega in 2011 regarding her then-latest film, "Cat Run." An international sex symbol since the steamy drama "Sex and Lucia," Ms. Vega didn't disappoint with her appearance, although like most actors, she's far more petite in person that she appears on-screen.

The Devil You Know

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

When we first meet Frannie, the protagonist of writer-director Liz Tuccillo's debut feature, Take Care, she's fresh from the hospital, arm in a sling, leg in a brace, being wrangled from a cab by her sister and a friend.

Wild Tales: Outstanding Black Comedy at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The film opens with the ultra-loud rumble of a rolling blue suitcase and the accompanying clicking heels of a beautiful woman (played by the director's wife) approaching a counter in an airport to check in.

Pedro Almodóvar Says Spain Wants To Destroy Its Film Industry

Blogamole | Ikam Acosta | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

By Ikam Acosta One of España’s most famous filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar, is saying the Spanish government wants to exterminate cinema in S...

Just Relax and Enjoy It

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.

Pedro Almodovar's Airplane-Set I'm So Excited Is an Orgy in the Sky

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Erazo

I was completely entranced, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was unlike anything I had ever seen before. And hence began my long love affair with his films.

Pedro Almodovar On Dictators, Punk Rock And Sex

Alt Latino | Jasmine Garsd | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

In Pedro Almodovar's iconic film All About My Mother, a transgender woman named La Agrado takes the stage and begins a monologue about authenticity by...

Pedro Almodóvar Interviews Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Pedro Almodóvar

I'm sitting at the keyboard in my briefs and t-shirt. I can see Fifth Avenue through my windows. I take advantage of this seclusion to interview myself.

Technology and Fashion Meet to Bring the World of Jean Paul Gaultier to Life

Mary Hall | Posted 10.01.2012 | Style
Mary Hall

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will be on display at San Francisco's DeYoung Museum until August 19th. Put this exhibit on your list.

Lover, Come Back to Me

George Heymont | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the strongest assets of LGBT film festivals (which accept gay couples as not just a given, but as a norm) is that they allow audiences to enjoy romantic farces in which a protagonist's sexual orientation might be the very least of his worries.

The Walking Wounded Go Looking for Love

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If you're the kind of person who loves family scenes in which a doting parent reads a bedtime story to a child, stand warned that Love and Anger is about as far removed from The Princess Bride as you can possibly get.

Happy Birthday Penelope Cruz (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.29.2012 | Latino Voices

As Penelope Cruz turns 38 years-old today, we celebrate the Spanish actress by taking a trip down memory lane through some of her most memorable roles...

JPG And Me

Glen Helfand | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Jean Paul Gaultier. Ad campaign for the Fin de siècle collection Women's prêt-à-porter spring/summer 1995 Art direction and photography: Jean Paul...

Desperate Housewives, Transvestites, Junkies And Nuns: The Almodovar Archives

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

Some men have an eye for beauty. Pedro Almodovar, the self-taught auteur, reinvented what it means to be a 'beautiful women,' capturing women as image...

Vet Actor Banderas Drapes On The Skin I Live In

Brad Balfour | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

While his animated version in Puss in Boots holds broader appeal, the more perverse skin Antonio Banderas wears in The Skin I Live In is drawing a very different kind of audience. Both, however, are equally passionate about leather, knives and fur. 

Pedro Almodovar Talks Pedro Almodovar

Susan Michals | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

(Pedro Almodovar and his longtime muse, Antonio Banderas/Photo courtesy Stefanie Keenan) Kitsch. Kink. Color. Pedro Almodovar has to be one of the g...

PICS: Crazy Prints, Chanel Galore On The MoMA Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 11.16.2011 | Style

The A-listers broke out their bold patterns and most creative looks to celebrate Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar at the Chanel-sponsored Museum ...

WATCH: Who Is Pedro Almodovar's 'Ideal Of Beauty?'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has a complex relationship with beauty. For much of his life he's been surrounded in one way or another by beautiful...

Amy Lee

WATCH: 'Melancholia' And Eight More Contemplative Sci-Fi Films | Amy Lee | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Lars von Trier uses the tagline, "A beautiful movie about the end of the world" to describe his newest film, "Melancholia." And "Melancholia" really ...