It’s the first weekend in May, so you know what that means: there’s a new Marvel movie in theaters, and the summer movie season has officially begun. It’s a tricky minefield to navigate, rife with sequels and reboots and sequels and adaptations and sequels, but Flavorwire is here to help: our summer movie guide takes you through the entire season, month by month, spotlighting the films that might be worth seeing (Might! Maybe! No promises!) and delicately averting your eyes from the certain dogs. Take a deep breath and put on your 3D glasses; here we… Read More
Pedro Almodóvar is branching out. Last year, he brought us the fascinating but uneven psychological thriller The Skin I Live In. And while his next film will be I’m So Excited, a comedy that appears to harken back to his earliest work, he’s not done experimenting. Variety reports that the Spanish filmmaker told… Read More
A couple of weeks back, we combed through our favorite quotes and offered up a few words from some of our favorite musicians about why they do what they do. That post was so well liked that we decided to seek out similar thoughts from some of our favorite moviemakers, to find out what drives them, what motivates them, and what pushes them to create. The best are collected after the jump; feel free to add your own in the comments. … Read More
Kino Lorber’s Au Pair Girls and Cult Epics’ Cheeky arrive on Blu-ray today. The bawdy sex comedies from Val Guest and Tinto Brass are naughty guilty pleasures with an international spin on the fleshy farces that we recently explored in American territory. Some of the greatest sex comedies emerged from the 1960s and 1970s — a lighthearted healer for times of social, economic, and political unrest abroad. While the female form featured aplenty in these escapist entries, several sexy romps depicted women who had equally erotic intentions — a different kind of emancipation that attempted to explore serious matters with a knowing wink to match the jiggling flesh on display. We examined a variety of international sex comedies below — some wry and bittersweet, and others positively fluffy. Tell us your favorites, won’t you? … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we found out who is the most stalkable on Facebook. We examined a few amazing, transparent animals. We spotted some crazy tattoos of politicians’ faces. We watched a video remix from Eclectic Method, inspired by the work of Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar. We got a few pop… Read More
It’s been five long years since we’ve been treated to a new Paul Thomas Anderson film. The 2007 Daniel Day-Lewis drama There Will Be Blood left an indelible impression on audiences, but fans of the Boogie Nights director are ready to see his 1950s-set, Scientology-inspired tale The Master about a cult leader (Philip Seymore Hoffman) who rises to prominence, with a drifter as his right-hand man (Joaquin Phoenix).
Although Anderson quickly established himself as a wunderkind, the road to the filmmaker’s first feature wasn’t an easy one — as website This Must Be the Place pointed out. See what the talented director had to say about making his first movie Hard Eight past the break. Then, click through for more words of wisdom, anxious confessions, memories, and the early hopes and fears of other famous directors, reflecting on their first feature films. … Read More
Although he made his name with campy comedies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, beloved Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar has spent the past decade or so making darker, more serious movies. But for the follow up to his relatively unsuccessful 2011 psychological thriller The Skin… Read More
Pedro Almodóvar’s psychosexual thriller The Skin I Live In opens in theaters this Friday. Antonio Banderas stars as an obsessed, but brilliant, plastic surgeon who invents a synthetic skin that he uses for depraved means. If you’re familiar with Almodóvar’s work then you know this synopsis barely plumbs the depths of his intent. The striking and unsettling images used to promote the film have given us a taste of something darkly decadent and visceral — something not entirely body horror, but promises to “get under your skin.” Whether literally or figuratively, dozens of movies have explored this same notion. Click through for ten films that disturb our senses and promise to cut to the quick. … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” the Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got a whopping nine new trailers, featuring everyone from Jason Statham to Miss Piggy to Antonio Banderas (twice). Check ‘em out after the jump. … Read More
The Cannes teaser for Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In only runs 30 seconds, but it certainly captures our attention. We watch a lithe, masked woman dress for a sword fight, her reclining pose a visual tease on that clichéd shot of a sexy lady rolling on nylons, and then proceed to beat on Antonio Banderas in his gorgeous home. He locks her in. She’s got a knife, and he carries a gun. “I’ll slit my throat and then you’ll have no toy!” she hisses. So, these people are hardly strangers.
Although it certainly looks like an Almodóvar film — check out that stunning, mid-century modern decor — it seems there will be an element of horror to The Skin I Live In. In this adaptation of Thierry Jonquet’s Tarantula, Banderas plays a surgeon who makes new skin for his wife (Elena Anaya) in an attempt to save her life. We greet any new work from Almodóvar with the utmost anticipation, but we’re particularly excited for this one. … Read More