Seven Psychopaths (2012)

The “Seven Psychopaths” is a “recursive” movie, i.e. a movie where the plot is referring to … a plot about a movie with the same title/ A self-reference where the boundary between what is in the movie one sees and the movie that the movie is talking about become blurred.
A discussion about war and peace, violence and tolerance, the means to achieve a cause, revenge and forgiveness, but most of all madness.
All that creating an almost seducing mixture that may or may not touch you.

My rating: 07/10

The Skin I Live In (2011)

 It’s being two weeks since I’ve seen this film. It’s being almost two years since I started this blog because of another Almadovar film! Yet, there were so many things that were unanswered in my mind about it. Things that kept me from writing this post, till now.

This film may be considered as being … two films! The first one, is the obvious story unfolding before our eyes as the plot progresses. Pedro Almodóvar is a master in surprises, guaranteeing that beneath the surface that we see, there are things we hardly expect to find. Actually, by contemplating the totally unexpected, one may find himself close to the director’s vision! There is an excellent setup, justifying the motives and actions of the film’s heroes. Situations that one is totally unaware of, actions that have an enormous and unexpected impact in the lives of people involved, disproportional prices to be paid… Just seeing the first level of the film, is a rewarding experience. One may think that it is nothing more than a tale on vengeance. There are some questions emerging however… The end of the film is one of them.

The second film is an allegory, the true meaning building on the presented story. This is presented below. In my humble opinion, one must see the film first and contemplate on it for some time before proceeding with the post 🙂 The rating is at the end. Continue reading