New Review

My review of the Spanish film El Calentito went up at DVD Verdict on Monday.


3 thoughts on “New Review

  1. Hey, I just noticed that this post is filed under a new category called WHORING. :-)

    I haven’t heard of EL CALENTITO (2005, Chuz Gutierrez) before, but it sounds interesting, because you compared it to Pedro Almodovar’s early works. And I like some of Almodovar’s early works very much, such as PEPI, LUCI, BOM (1980, Pedro Almodovar, A+). In fact, I think I like PEPI, LUCI, BOM the most among Almodovar’s films that I saw. PEPI, LUCI, BOM might not be as great a film as TALK TO HER (2002, Pedro Almodovar, A+). The film is so vulgar, while TALK TO HER, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, BAD EDUCATION, and VOLVER are so refined. But I still like its vulgarity. However, I’m not very fond of LABYRINTH OF PASSION (1982, Pedro Almodovar, B+). I think it is not as funny as it should be.

    I haven’t seen many Spanish films except Almodovar’s. It’s good to know that there are some unknown Spanish films released as DVDs with English subtitles. I think that other Spanish DVDs that I should get hold of are PIEDRAS (2002, Ramon Salazar) and 20 CENTIMETROS (2005, Ramon Salazar), because I have heard that Salazar is also influenced by Almodovar.

  2. Yeah, I’m going to start putting all my DVDV links into the “whoring” category… as that’s what I’m essentially doing. Just give me a few clicks!

    I’m actually not all that familiar with early Almodovar but from the clips the look and the tone seem very much aligned. 20 Centrimetros is another one I’d like to watch–and I found that there are more than several overlaps in the cast between it and El Calentito!


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