Tag Archives: Pedro Almodovar

85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars

Yesterday afternoon, the long list of countries submitting films for contention in Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars was revealed. With 85 movies in play, this is a record breaking group. Honestly, from what I could see, only three snubs seemed to be here, which was Belgium not choosing[...]

Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’: 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

Late last week, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their lineup at long last. The upcoming 2016 incarnation of the fest looks to be a potentially strong one, with some Cannes favorites returning alongside a whole bunch of possible awards contenders. There’s no guarantees that the festival translates to Oscar, but[...]

Oscars: Pedro Almodovar’s “Skin I Live In” leads Goya nominees – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” was the classiest horror movie I’ve seen in some time (and if you’ve seen the twisted places the director goes with his passionate play, you understand the unnerving scares that await newcomers). Spain’s Film Academy doesn’t seem to mind. The[...]

Good Films you missed – 13 Assassins, The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Warrior

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it’s about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow. Some got rave reviews and wide releases but stiffed at the box office while some never[...]

Angelina Jolie’s ambitious In the Land of Blood and Honey is the very definition of a noble failure – AWARDS ALLEY

by Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie’s director debut is caught between two very specific goals. On one hand, it wants to be a thoughtful, adult romantic drama that happens to be set during a period of rather ghastly civil war. On the other, because there really hasn’t been a[...]

Pedro Almodovar guest Artistic Director for AFI Fest 2011 – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Pedro Almodovar has a rich history with AFI Fest, the American Film Institute’s annual film event held each November in Hollywood. Eight of the director’s films have screened at AFI over the years. So it makes sense that the fest would choose to honor his career with[...]

What’s Up At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival?

HollywoodNews.com: The Cannes Film Festival remains a olly schedule nightmare. Why for example are there three films — “We Must Talk About Kevin,” “Restless,” and “Sleeping Beauty,” all on for the first Thursday? And virtually nothing on Friday and Saturday? There are other crazy conflicts. The premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s[...]

Cannes Film Fest lures “Pirates,” celebrities and “The Beaver”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some films were expected (hello, “The Tree of Life”). Some were complete surprises (Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In”). But just about every title announced as part of the 64th Cannes Film Festival carried serious weight and anticipation. Malick, Almodovar, Miike, Von Trier, Ramsay and Allen are[...]

Jessica Biel getting cold feet for Broadway

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: No sooner did I report that Jessica Biel would star in the musical version of “Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” than there’s talk she’s out. It was only a week ago that Pedro Almodovar was telling me in Cannes how great Biel was in the[...]

Jessica Biel Having a Nervous Breakdown

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: Jessica Biel must be in “Seventh Heaven.” The word from Broadway is that she will costar in the Lincoln Center musical of Pedro Almodovar’s “Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” Oscar Isaac, of “Robin Hood,” will play the Antonio Banderas part from the movie, sources say.[...]
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