Totally different from what I expected, but still totally dug it. Like Someone in Love is a quiet, slow film of simplicity and subtleness, full of beauty and humanity. It basically consist of a few scenes with long conversations playing out in real time. It's beautifully shot with elegant camerawork, and the use of windows, glass walls, mirrors, reflections, etc., in this film is quite exquisite. I loved the scene in the taxi and the abrupt ending. Didn't strike a chord in me, but still a wonderful film.
That's one fucked up film. The Skin I Live In is as disturbing as it is fascinating, captivating from start to finish, and at times more horrifying than most horror films. The tone and atmosphere, Banderas's awesome performance as the manic Dr., the score, and its visual elegance are the key players in this film. I do have some minor gripes with this film, but Almodóvar's craft here is undeniably great, delivering a layered experience that's both a lot of "fun" and thought-provoking. Watch it without knowing anything about it.
So, I’ve finally seen this hugely influential and essential classic. What can I possibly say? It’s Citizen Kane! But oh yes, it's terrific. It's quite an intimidating fact that Welles starred in, wrote, produced and directed probably the most influential film of all time at an age of 25. Well, I still have a few years to accomplish something like that.
Tomorrow I’m leaving for 2 months as I’m travelling to Southeast Asia with a buddy. So no…
Watching this on 35mm in the theatre was pure fucking bliss. The visuals, the score, the screen presence of DDL, it was all so overwhelming. Best film of the decade so far, one of the greatest of all time, and though there's 3 films in PTA's filmography that I personally feel closer to, I think There Will Be Blood is his best.