“My Week With Marilyn” (2011)

There’s an old adage that it takes a star to play a star.   The casting of My Week with Marilyn presented extraordinary challenges in this regard.  To depict the making of The Prince and the Showgirl, a 1950s cinematic footnote notable more for its players than its artistic achievement, it was […]

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“The Skin I Live In” (2011)

Pedro Almodovar is not one to do things by halves.  Few prisoners are taken in the Spanish film-maker’s work.  The rules of taste, genre and linear storytelling are forever being broken as the great auteur pursues his grand, universal themes.
 
While The Skin I Live In is unlikely to be remembered […]

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