Monday, March 26, 2012

Pedro Almodovar

I believe that Pedro Almodovar is one of if not the best living filmmakers on the planet. His movies have complex narratives that challenge way beyond the norms of Hollywood movies. They often have a very sexual theme that is steeped in some type of dysfunction or extreme fetish, so immediately he is operating on a different level than the milquetoast American counterparts. Not only do his movies make you think, Almodovar is usually two steps ahead. I can't fully explain how satisfying that is. The last film I saw, "The Skin I live In" has a moment where everything comes into focus and I literally said "Oh shit!". This ndirector gets my highest recommendation.

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