A letter of complaint.

Dear Maxim, I greatly admire your devotion to the craft of taking photos of scantily clad women in sexy situations and poses.  The hundreds of pages of entertainment you have provided over the years is appreciated by everyone.  However, upon reviewing the 2010 list of the “Maxim 100,” your credibility has been put to question. … 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