In theaters this fall they’re doing a really cool series of Pedro Almodóvar films. Last week they ran Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown & I caught it on Thurday night. He’s a remarkable director (well, of course, or they wouldn’t do this sort of a series for him). I haven’t seen all of his films, but I’ve loved the several I’ve seen because they are all about women, they’re all clever, and they’re all messy and real in spite of featuring characters that could easily be cartoonish. Women is funny and colorful and touching. And has the original Mambo Cab. Take that, 200 Cigarettes.
This week they’re running three more. I’m planning to make it to two. Talk to Her is only playing when I’m still at work. Woe! Though I’ve seen it on the big screen already, when it first came out.