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Vancouver 2019 Review: PAIN AND GLORY, Restrained and Reinvigorated

Antonio Banderas does perhaps his best work to date in Pain and Glory, for which he deservedly won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He slips surprisingly well into Pedro Almodovar's loafers -- easier than sneakers to put...

Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS, A Malick For The New Day

Rejoice ye fans of Terrence Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the...

Pedro Almodóvar Announces Next Film, SILENCIO

Variety reported earlier today that Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has announced his next film. The director of such films as The Skin I Live In and Volver will begin production on his next film Silencio. "'Silencio' is still in the early...

Opening: AUTOMATA, Intense And Gripping Science Fiction

Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez's long-awaited second feature Autómata is an intense and gripping dystopian story, bordering on European surrealism within a classical narrative. Certainly, many current films present a weary and negative view of humanity's future, be it death by...

Interview: AUTOMATA Director Gabe Ibáñez Talks Banderas, Robots, And The Future

Opening in the US tomorrow, Autómata is a dystopian science-fiction film starring Antonio Banderas, set in a future where the human population is decimated, the world practically a desert, and robots are evolving. I spoke with director Gabe Ibáñez at...

Opening Clip from AUTOMATA

We at ScreenAnarchy are big fans of Gabe Ibañéz's new sci fi film Autómata, currently no. 3 on iTunes and due for release in the US this Friday October 10th. A fantastic vision of a surreal dystopian future, it tells...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: AUTOMATA, Surreal Science Fiction At Its Best

Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez's long-awaited second feature Autómata is an intense and gripping dystopian story, bordering on European surrealism within a classical narrative. Certainly, many current films present a weary and negative view of humanity's future, be it death by...

Sitges 2014: Antonio Banderas, AUTOMATA, SPRING, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, And More

It's mere weeks until the most beautiful corner of Catalunya plays host to hoards of genre film fans (myself included). The latest news from the Sitges Festival announces that Antonio Banderas will receive the Grand Honourary Award for his lifetime...

New Trailer For AUTOMATA Is Intense And Epic

Just a week after the first posters emerged, we now have a trailer for Gabe Ibáñez's new sci-fi film Automata. And it looks pretty great, if I do say so myself. It looks a lot like it takes after Isaac...

AUTOMATA Posters Show A Battered And Weary Antonio Banderas

It's been five years since Spanish director Gabe Ibáñez crept onto the film scene with his subtlely disturbing thriller Hierro, and I for one have been waiting in anticipation for his next project. It looks like the waiting is almost...

The Gang's All Here In These EXPENDABLES 3 Character Posters

Want to get a good look at Sylvester's Stallone's veiny arm, Kelsey Grammar's fishing hat, Wesley Snipes' collection of knives and / or Mel Gibson preparing to say something unprintable? Then look no farther than this collection of Expendables 3...

Almodóvar Hits Out At Spanish Government Film Policy

Pedro Almodóvar last weekend slammed Spain's right-wing governing party, the People's Party (PP), for deliberately killing the nation's film scene as part of a political war against it.  Talking with Spanish website infoLibre, the writer and director took aim at...

Melbourne 2013: I'M SO EXCITED! Proves An Amiable Party Starter

Ah, MIFF, at last you grace Melbourne, Australia with your proliferating presence; more than 300 films in just under two weeks? I will be covering a heck of a lot on ScreenAnarchy, so let's get started, shall we?Opening night kicked...

Review: I'M SO EXCITED! Sends Mile High Club Membership Soaring

It's a bit of a shame that the U.S. release of Pedro Almodóvar's latest, called Los Amantes Pasajeros in Spanish, is titled I'm So Excited!, and that it will presumably use the moment where the flight attendants break into a...

Melbourne 2013: MIFF Gets SO EXCITED For Opening Night

The opening night Australian premiere has just been revealed for the Melbourne International Film Festival (25th July - 11th August) and rather than an Aussie film we can all get behind (or feel alienated by) it is instead a renowned...

Review: Mile High Club Membership Soars In Pedro Almodóvar's I'M SO EXCITED!

It's a bit of a shame that the U.S. release of Pedro Almodóvar's latest (Called Les Amantes Pasajeros in Spanish) is titled I'm So Excited!, and that it will presumably use the moment where the flight attendants break into a...

Sex! Love! Tiny Cocktails! Spanish Trailer for Almodóvar's I'M SO EXCITED

Oh, Almodóvar. You've given us comedy, drama, romance, horror, and we come back for more. While he might have stumbled a bit in the early 2000s, the world's favourite Spanish filmmaker made a great comeback with 2011's The Skin I...

The Plane's Going Down? Time To Dance! First Teaser For Almodovar's LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS

Restless Spanish talent Pedro Almodovar went about as dark as he ever has with his last picture - the fabulous The Skin I Live In - and it would appear he's looking to cleanse his palette from that experience with...

VIFF 2011: THE SKIN I LIVE IN Review

Pedro Almodóvar's latest, The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) is not for the squeamish.  Adapted from Thierry Jonquet's novel, Tarantula, Almodóvar steps delicately back and forth between tones of medical melodrama and twisted thriller - the cumulative effect...

Full Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN

The full trailer for THE SKIN I LIVE IN has just been released. Directed and co-written by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Jan Cornet, it looks intriguing. Synopsis: Ever since his wife was burned in...