1 The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar) A dark, twisted, beautiful, and, yes, funny shocker from the greatest director in the world. God bless you, Pedro Almodóvar!
2 Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes)
3 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Jon M. Chu)
4 Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont)
5 Kaboom (Gregg Araki)
Art Forum. I love what he wrote about Mildred Pierce, "...makes everyone who watches secretly yearn to be a woman with issues." Hah. Don't we all secretly wish we were a character in a 1950s melodrama dealing with the issues? John Waters speaks the truth. I haven't seen Mildred Pierce, although I do find it hard to believe that it's "the best period film in decades", but to each their own. I also like that he included Gregg Araki's chaotic, but hilarious, campus comedy Kaboom, since it reminded me so much of Waters' own work. Meanwhile, do you reckon they chose the image from Almodovar's ("bless you, Pedro Almodóvar!", indeed) The Skin That Live In to the left to illustrate his article because the man in it actually looks like Waters himself traipsing about Almodóvar's set? I think so!