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Thursday, October 16 2014

A Dark Rapture: The Rise of Punk in Spain

Spanish punkers came swinging harder than ever, screaming not for the sake of inducing change, but screaming for the sake of screaming – because now they could.


Monday, September 8 2014

‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’: Pornography and Love in the Eye of the Beholder

Almodóvar's shocking, NC-17 film makes us realize that pornography and love are only in the eye of the beholder.


Thursday, June 27 2013

‘I’m So Excited’: Sex and Emergency Landings

Sex in Pedro Almodóvar's world is a rambunctious means to declare and share yourself, to communicate and uncover, to laugh and understand.


Tuesday, August 2 2011

100 Essential Directors - Pedro Almodóvar

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Monday, August 1 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...


Thursday, April 14 2005

Bad Education (La mala educación) (2004)

Pedro Almodóvar's commentary is as seductive as his filmmaking.


Friday, November 19 2004

Bad Education (La mala educación) (2004)

Bad Education tweaks the lesson just enough so that it doesn't turn out to be what you expect.


Thursday, January 9 2003

Talk to Her (2002)

Its frank observations of love in excess of gender (or even sex) and its postmodern, eclectic style are distinctly reflective of our own present.


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