Tag Archives: Penélope Cruz

November 27

The Counselor – Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott bring writing to front and centre. (Film Review)

One can usually assume the swelling vortex of Oscar contenders brings with it more quality films this time of year than any other, and there are some excellent films out at the moment, but the best I’ve seen do not have any hope of competing for Oscar glory. It is also fair to say some […]

May 26

Vicky Christina Barcelona – Woody Allen and the impossibility of our desires. (Film review)

In The Perverts guide to Ideology, a certain emphasis is placed on our desire and the impossibility of its fulfillment. This is a Lacanian idea (and one I think at this point in my intuitive travels makes a lot of sense) and it is double interesting to remember that Woody Allen has been through a […]

Volver – Pedro Almodovar blurrs the boundaries between life and death.

If Volver is anything, it is a triumphant celebration of life and the breathy, heaving joys in humanity. Volver (from the Spanish “to come back”) is a 2006 Spanish thriller style film writtern and directed by  Pedro Almodóvar. Headed by actress Penélope Cruz, the film features an ensemble cast starring Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo,Yohana Cobo, and Chus Lampreave. Revolving around an […]