The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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It's a useful look at this Spanish auteur finding his way but lacks the elan of his later work.
The movie looks terrific and is acted with absolute, straight-faced conviction by the excellent cast...
A consistently audacious fantasy of sex and violence set in a modern-day Madrid where everyone is ready to surrender to his or her particular passions.
Murder, mutilation, suicide and rape...[are] just a few of Matador's popcorn-incompatible themes. But [Almodovar] swirls his cape over these chargers so imaginatively, shamelessly and inventively, his flamboyance wins the day.
The sincerity here is of a special cracked sort -- the brand that induces laughter but is undiminished by it.
Bizarre, funny and unexpected.
Almodovar's early work is saltry, erotic, even perverse, but very seductive to watch
follows a bizarre, but ultimately logical path
The "prolonged orgasm" is Almodóvar's format and tenor
Among the most perverse of Almodovar's films, Matador's characters are so desperate to feel alive that death becomes the ultimate turn-on.
fascinating and wonderfully lurid!
A richly detailed, physically gorgeous movie (Almodovar's most professional-looking work to that time) that almost has too much on its mind.
Looking past all the absurdities the film has to offer, Matador is essentially a dark romantic comedy at its core. With passion and obsession meeting fueling the characters' actions, Almodvar steps up and shows audiences he isn't afraid to tell original stories.
An unlikely love affair emerges between two serial killers, one is a thrill-seeking ex matador and the other a gorgeous and twisted defense attorney.
To say that a Pedro Almodóvar film revolves around an odd set of circumstances is like pointing out that Yul Brenner is bald or that Truman Capote was gay. It's just something that's understood. And true to his nature, Almodóvar approaches this bizarre situation without judgment or preconception. Part of his genius lies in his assumption that audiences are basically intelligent and, when given enough information, are perfectly capable of drawing their own conclusions.
Another perspicacious offering from the underrated Spanish master.
torture porn? necrophilia? that's just the first five minutes...then it gets weird. one twisted and hilarious waltz of sex and death
As an early Almodovar film, you can clearly see the stamp of the talented Director. A very young Antonio Banderas also provides us with a little insight into his earlier work.
The storyline unravels into a sadistic thriller, where two serial killers share a morbid sexual obsession.
It's certainly an original piece, as are all of the Almodovar films that I've seen to date, perhaps not quite as polished as his more recent work, but still a good watch for any fan.
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