Tag Archives: the skin i live in

2011 London Film Critics’ Circle Award Nominations

I really like these nominations. Possibly more than any other batch so far, simply because the LFCC have been willing to think OUTSIDE THE BOX. It’s not a hard thing to do, but The Golden Globes (whose nominations I haven’t even posted) could seriously learn a thing or two here. Drive and Tinker Tailor lead the way and more recognition has been given to Margaret and A Separation. The best category has got to be Breakthrough British Filmmaker Of The Year – how would you even start to judge that?! Check out the full list of nominations below: Continue reading

Advertisements

2011 Florida Film Critics Circle Award Winners

The Artist only gets one Award here from the FFCC for Best Original Screenplay, apparently bucking its original sweeping trend. Michelle Williams seems to be unstoppable, with Albert Brooks and Shailene Woodley adding more accolades to their great run so far. See the rest of the winners below: Continue reading

2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Award Winners

No prizes for The Artist? Well this is rather refreshing. Check out the SEFCA’s winners below: Continue reading

2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Nominations

The BFCA have done two things that make me very happy. They’ve given a hell of a lot of love to Drive (eight nods, in fact) and they’ve nominated Nick Nolte for his absolutely heartbreaking performance in Warrior, a film that will be showcased when I eventually write up my Top Ten of 2011. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has been left out entirely which is more than a shock and it’s interesting to see Andy Serkis get yet another nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Check out the full list of nominees below: Continue reading

2011 Indiana Film Journalists Association Award Winners

Yep. Sorry, more Awards to discuss. This time it’s the IFJA and they’ve decided to mix things up a little by drawing attention to Ralph Fiennes in the Best Actor category. I’m also liking the inclusion of Viola Davis as Best Supporting here, as I never fully understood why she’s being pushed towards the Best Actress category. Check out the winners below: Continue reading

My Top Ten Films Of 2011

With Oscar buzz pretty much in full swing and September 23rd (yesterday) being a brilliant day in regards to film releases, I thought I better start writing about my personal favourites from this year. There’s a lot to remember and it’s hard to think that both Natalie Portman and Colin Firth won Oscars for films that were actually released in 2011.
Continue reading

Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)

DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodovar.

CAST: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Blanca Suarez, Roberto Alamo, Eduard Fernandez, Fernando Cayo, Jose Luiz Gomez, Barbara Lennie, Susi Sanchez.

SYNOPSIS: After losing his wife in a car crash, prolific surgeon Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas) becomes obsessed with creating a synthetic skin that could have saved her. His quest for a burn-proof skin is helped by patient Vera (Anaya) who stays in his beautiful home along with housekeeper Marilia (Paredes).

I have to admit that I have never seen a film by Pedro Almodovar. Loosely adapted from the novel Mygale (translated into English as Tarantula) by Thierry Jonquet, The Skin I Live In is a meticulously executed and elegant labyrinth of a film that has me fascinated as to what the remainder of Almodovar’s back catalogue includes. Continue reading