Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar has revealed he is a keen flyer in spite of the problems featured in his new film I'm So Excited!
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Sunday 31 January 2010
A love letter to all aspects of movie-making, Pedro Almodovar's latest is also a heightened, noirish melodrama revolving around an affair between a director (Lluis Homar) and the star of his new film (Penélope Cruz), who also happens to be the mistress of that film's producer.
Sunday 24 January 2010
Sunday 27 December 2009
Broken Embraces, Pedro Almodovar, 128 mins, (15)<br/>The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, 131 mins, (15)
Sunday 30 August 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
After a run of world-class films that began 10 years ago with All about My Mother, Pedro Almodóvar has slightly taken his foot off the pedal here.
Friday 07 August 2009
It's been quite a week of celebrating the new Pedro Almodovar film, Broken Embraces. The Spanish director and his star, Penelope Cruz, arrived for a special screening of the film, in association with The Independent, followed by an on-stage interview at the BFI Southbank on Saturday night.
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
Despite being just the fourth female president of the jury in 62 years, actress Isabelle Huppert said this meant little to her, or to womankind. "I don't believe there are male and female forms of writing," said the recipient of two previous Cannes Best Actress awards, "Cinema is universal." But fellow juror and British writer Hanif Kureishi questioned the lack of diversity: "I'm not sure we have had a black or Asian [president] and I'm not sure when that will occur."
Tuesday 24 February 2009
In Spain, Penelope Cruz’s award for best supporting actress was hailed as a national triumph. Her performance in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as the unstable ex-wife of Javier Bardem’s sex-crazed character, makes her the first Spanish actress to win one of the Academy’s gold statuettes.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
They come over here, these American celebrities, and hijack our working-class pursuits. Brad Pitt has long been a fan of greyhound racing. Madonna's still fond, despite her recent marital difficulties, of wearing flat caps and drinking bitter. Even Barack Obama is rumoured to be following the fortunes of West Ham United.
Friday 24 October 2008
A luminous Penelope Cruz, who had wowed the audience in a ruffled black dress at the screening of her latest film, Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, may have gone home early and given the after-party a miss but Britain's film glitterati congregated to let their hair down nonetheless at the Sky Movies HD gala bash for the London Film Festival.
Friday 18 July 2008
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Sunday 20 January 2008
Friday 18 January 2008
This bizarrely uneven comedy drama bolts together the fantasies of Michel Gondry and the bitter relationship rows of middle-period Woody Allen. Martin Freeman plays former Britpop star-turned-jingle writer Gary whose faltering relationship with his girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow, doing a favour for her director brother Jake) coincides with his increasingly vivid dreams of a sultry model (Penelope Cruz). He seeks help from a "lucid dreaming" expert (Danny DeVito).
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