Pedro Almodovar

This week we embrace the stereotype of the fast-talking, Spanish-speaking, over-dramatic woman, inspired by Pedro Almodóvar’s
Susan Jaques & Edward Goldman in conversation at the Getty Center; Jan. 15, 2017 Photo: Penny Wolin Top: Jacob Hashimoto
What Pedro's really after is the mystery of why we abandon the people we love. It could be your mother, lover, someone else
The opening scene lingers on a full sized screen of cherry red rhythmically undulating charmeuse, both lustrous and reflective
The film is also about guilt, which Julieta suffers an inordinate amount of even before any personal tragedy hits. In an
The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.
I interviewed Spanish actress Paz Vega in 2011 regarding her then-latest film, "Cat Run." An international sex symbol since the steamy drama "Sex and Lucia," Ms. Vega didn't disappoint with her appearance, although like most actors, she's far more petite in person that she appears on-screen.
When we first meet Frannie, the protagonist of writer-director Liz Tuccillo's debut feature, Take Care, she's fresh from the hospital, arm in a sling, leg in a brace, being wrangled from a cab by her sister and a friend.
The film opens with the ultra-loud rumble of a rolling blue suitcase and the accompanying clicking heels of a beautiful woman (played by the director's wife) approaching a counter in an airport to check in.
“As a result of our ‘No War,’ Spanish film has become the bête noire of the PP government. The current cuts and contempt
A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.
I was completely entranced, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was unlike anything I had ever seen before. And hence began my long love affair with his films.
In Pedro Almodovar's iconic film All About My Mother, a transgender woman named La Agrado takes the stage and begins a monologue
The Los Angeles Film Fest is in full-swing this week, turning the little corner of L.A. Live around the Regal Cinemas into a mini-Sundance -- albeit without the snow.
I'm sitting at the keyboard in my briefs and t-shirt. I can see Fifth Avenue through my windows. I take advantage of this seclusion to interview myself.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will be on display at San Francisco's DeYoung Museum until August 19th. Put this exhibit on your list.
Fundraising is a new concept in Spain; like most European countries, the government has been, by far, the major underwriter of arts programming. But major fiscal challenges facing the nation have forced the government to make substantial cuts to arts funding