Sony Pictures Classics kicks off its touring eight-film Pedro Almodovar retrospective in New York today at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. This is all to prep American audience for the forthcoming release of his latest film, Volver. In honor of Pedro, an always contentious figure in the RS ranks, we begin our second Retro column (following Nick Pinkerton’s splendid essays on Frank Borzage) with James Crawford covering Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. We’ll be following the series weekly as it expands across the country.
We’ve also got a new review of Miami Vice, surely one of the summer’s, if not the year’s, best films.
And our Take One symposium isn’t exactly old news yet either…