Pedro Almodovar directed this demented movie centering on a man named Ricky (Antonio Banderas) who is released from a mental institution and head off to stalk an actress he became infatuated named Marina (Victoria Abril) after a one night stand. With its use of melodrama, rich color palette, and unpredictable storyline, this movie is quintessential Almodovar. There are some great sequences and redeeming qualities to this film. It seems like a comedy at first, but then it becomes violent and very dark, so much so it turned me off. This is definitely not one of Almodovar’s best films.
Goldfinger offers the best execution of the James Bond formula in any 007 film, at least that I have seen. There is the charm and wit of Bond; colorful villains (Auric Goldfinger, Pussy Galore, and Oddjob) who try desperately to outmaneuver 007; and amazing action sequences. The movie is dated at times. However, it’s very entertaining, funny, and devoid of any dull moments. Oh, and the movie has the best Bond song of all time!
Another great entry into the Quentin Tarantino canon, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" yet again presents clever storytelling and visually stunning camerawork which Tarantino's fans have come to expect from his movies. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, veteran Tarantino actors well versed in his style, are great playing a dynamic duo, one a fading Hollywood actor and the other his stunt double. They have to navigate through the ever changing world of Hollywood. The movie contains Tarantino's signature violence,…
Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-2019
Week 22: February 17th-23rd
Alfonso Cuarón has made the film of his career with his latest masterpiece, Roma. This movie focuses on Cleo, played brilliantly by newcomer Yalitza Aparicio, a young woman of Mixteco descent who works as a nanny for a large, affluent family in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City in the early 1970s. The movie takes place during a time of personal and political unrest. The trials and tribulations of the…