Tag Archive for 'Pedro Almodovar'

Forgotten Friday Flick – “The Skin I Live In”

Over the next five weeks leading up to both various Top Ten Films of 2017 lists on this site, as well as celebrating the year’s end, I’m going to be reposting now MIA reviews of my #1 films from the last five years to provide all film fans in the dark of such captivating cinema […]


Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles

This is it short review film fans – my final edition for 2016!  I’m still combing the cinematic remains of year end films to possibly fill out the Top Ten list but these are the last titles I’m giving you critical skinny on.  Taking on missing daughters, politicians and religion check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews […]


The Before Trilogy And More In The Criterion Collection’s February 2017 Announcement

In February, Criterion will put out the first-ever box set of Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy, a three-part romance and meditation on cinematic time featuring intimate performances by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. And that’s just one release in a month filled with extraordinary releases, including beloved films by two cinema giants: Pedro Almodóvar’s Academy […]


Forgotten Friday Flick – “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”

I’m back with my famed week-ending peek into past pictures worthy of a retro revisit – but now on a brand new site!  And being that this is the first official one here at my new home Why So Blu it felt appropriate to not only keep the foreign film angle alive we hatched on our […]


Gerard’s Top 10 FILMS of 2011

As promised, here is my Top 10 FILM list for 2011. I actually had to scramble in compiling this list, because there was one movie that I needed to see before my deadline and I was confident that it would go on my list. Did it, though? That’s what you’re going to have to read […]


Many Will Be Creeped Out With ‘The Skin I Live In’

The Skin I Live In is a twisted suspense thriller that takes an arthouse approach to a mad scientist story.  Leave it to Spanish director Pedro Almodovar to take all of the various trademarks of his usual types of films (strong uses of color, strong female characters, themes involving desire, passion, and family) and apply […]