...it's an impressive display of range from one of film's true maverick talents.
...a deliciously twisted tale of destiny, desire and death.
Almodovar isn't denying the value of romance, but he's emphasizing the complexities of any love-based relationship and affirming that sex is far from irrelevant.
...this time Almodovar plays it straight. The characters move beyond archetypes, and each follows his or her own heart, with real consequences.