ANNOUNCEMENT: THE PEDRO ALMODOVAR MARATHON

Pedro Almodovar

I’m not sure if anyone out there would call this filmmaker blindspot egregious, but somehow I feel it is. With two marathons complete this year (John Cassavetes & John Ford) I feel a need to spread my wings into some non-American cinema, and with that I want to start diving into the work of Mr. Pedro Almodovar. I’ve so far only seen his latest release (The Skin I Live In) which I loved, and am looking forward to dissecting the syllabus of seven films I’ve laid out for myself as listed below:

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
  • Volver (2006)
  • All About My Mother (1999)
  • Talk To Her (2002)
  • Broken Embraces (2009)
  • Bad Education (2004)
  • The Flower of my Secret (1995)

The marathon will begin next week when I will review one film a week — with an off week given when I have a official Blindspot film to review (i.e. the last Tuesday of each month). I hope you all look forward to it.

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  • Ryan McNeil

    The fact that you are about to watch all of these for the first time in quick succession makes me green with envy. if I might make a modest suggestion, leave TALK TO HER until last and thank me later.

    • I shall, as always, take your suggestion as law. Worse part about it is I've had a DVD copy of Volver for about four years a d haven't watched it, bought it used from a going out of business sale from a rental store.

  • Steven Flores

    Almodovar is one of the greats as he's a definite future subject of my Auteurs piece as I've seen everything he's done from "Kika" to "The Skin I Live in" plus "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown". I hope to see the rest of his work as he's someone I truly love as a filmmaker.

    • Wow. I was looking as to which of his films I'd be able to watch and sadly I couldn't be all encompassing, I wish I could be.

  • Candice Frederick

    oh i love his films! i look forward to reading this.

    • Thanks. I look forward to hearing your response to my (usually light-hearted) discussions

  • I've only seen "Broken Embraces"… curious to see which one of his films you like the most.