I love Pedro Almodovar. There is no other director I can think of whose films I have loved as consistently as Almodovar. And aside from his (unreleased?) 70's stuff I have seen every movie he's ever made. His films are absolutely fearless - they're about desire, love, betrayal, obsession and the realistic comedy that attends tragedy in life. He will touch any and every theme, nothing is safe or taboo (so it's safe to say his films are not for the faint of heart). But I think, even for the faint of heart, there's something you might see in them... the color and passion of a director that seems to fully understand life.
I wait to watch his films until I have time to enjoy them fully - like a delicious meal, they can't be rushed. So, I waited to see Volver a long time, past all the Oscar hype and I'm glad I did... last night I saw it for the second time and I had to share with you my favorite part...
Music is so strong in Almodovar's films, and he knows how to use music in a way I've only seen in a few films... maybe Pulp Fiction and The Royal Tenenbaums. The music itself is also a character and moves the film forward, but never by being trite or representational. And so, here are a few more songs I love from Almodovar's films (and you knew a Los Panchos song had to be in there). :)
What about you? Do you have a favorite director who consistently makes movies you love?