Wednesday, 6 July 2011

More random viewing

Clockwise from top left: Que parezca un accidente / That It Seems An Accident (Gerardo Herrero, 2008), a broad comedy in which Carmen Maura hires assassin Federico Luppi to kill her good-for-nothing son-in-law (José Luis García-Pérez) (the film doesn’t live up to that promising description); Todas las canciones hablan de mí / All the Songs are About Me (Jonás Trueba, 2010), a brilliant comedic romantic drama (one of the films I’ve most liked recently); Carne de neón / Neon Flesh (Paco Cabezas, 2011), a stylish Guy Ritchie-esque tale of scuzzy low life on the make –not exactly somewhere you’d expect to find Ángela Molina, and she walks off with every scene she’s in (but the treatment / depiction of women more generally within the film left a bitter taste); and finally, a bit more of my Almodóvarthon with Matador (Pedro Almodóvar, 1986), a tale of murder, sex, and bullfighting.