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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.