My Criterion Collection

My buddy, Frank, tagged me in this a few days ago.  I’m just now getting around to it.  Sorry. 1.  How many Criterion Collection DVDs do you own and what are they? I don’t own any… although I’m still in possession of Frank’s copy of Days of Heaven.  I don’t have a lot of money … Continue reading

Foreign Flicks: All About My Mother

All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, 1999) With Cecilia Roth and Penelope Cruz. It looks like I’ve found myself a new favorite director.  This isn’t my favorite Almodovar movie, but it is still a fascinating work and an essential part of his oeuvre.  The 2000 “Best Foreign Language Film” Oscar-winner follows a mother who watches … Continue reading

Weekly DVD Rundown

Worth a Purchase: Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar, 2009) With Penelope Cruz. I loved Almodovar and Cruz’s previous collaboration in Volver, but Broken Embraces is miles ahead of that film.  If you haven’t had a chance to see Cruz’s work in Spanish-speaking films, do yourself a favor and check this one out.  Broken Embraces reaffirms her … Continue reading