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Talk to Her
Talk to Her (2002)
13 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is my second Almodovar. This one was very good from beginning to end. It didn't drag at all like Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown did in places. I wish that the movie could have been more like the silent movie itself inside the movie. That would have been interesting... especially for the silent era having that kind of nudity. All the acting was excellent. I really cared for all the charecters. It brought up a weird, but controversial issue; comatose rape. It could have been sick exploitation, but Almodovar doesn't he makes a truely beautiful film with humor, real emotions, and real people. I haven't seen all the noiminees for the 2002 year, but I can safely say Talk To Her deserved the oscar. (****) See it if you haven't!

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios)
13 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So this is my first Pedro Almodovar film. Well, it was certainly interesting. Pedro seems to direct this with an almost frantic out of control fever. It's not out of control he knows what he is doing, but it almost feels like anything could happen. Which is a great thing. I can't say that for a lot of Hollywood movies coming out today. The acting is pretty good, and the cinematography is pretty to look at. The first 30 minutes I wasn't sure If I would like it, but once it hit 40 minutes it got very interesting. It's weird, a little surreal, but not overly so which is what I expected I admit it. I've heard so many comparisons to Luis Bunuel. But even so it's not fair to expect anything... either way it's a solid, well acted, if weird film. I'd give it (***). I would recommend it. :)

Shadows (1959)
13 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is John Cassavetes's first film, it's also the one that started the "Indie" phrase. At first you can immediatly tell the camera work, is much different then other films. Also the grainy black and white cinematography adds to the Beat feel of the film. I can definately see where Jim Jarmusch got his influence for Stranger Than Paradise, one of my favorite films. They is really not a "plot", at least not one like most films. It's about a women Lelia, who is very a light skinned African American. She meets Tony part of her brother Benny's gang he hangs with. This film is more about style and atmosphere, then plot. There is a little racial issue, but otherwise it's basically them just hanging out, smoking, drinking. I'm looking forward to much Cassavetes in my future.