The following minireviews are written by Times critics for movies showing this weekend at theaters in the Tampa Bay area. Consult Movie Times for theaters and showtimes.
NEW THIS WEEK
All About My Mother (R) (104 min.) A _ A single mother grieves for her dead son alongside outrageous companions in Pedro Almodovar's bittersweet drama. The movie is steeped in Almodovar's kinky attitude toward sex and gender, and includes a Fellini-esque scene of prostitutes at work/play. Mild accidental violence, brief nudity. Spanish with English subtitles.
Carmen Jones (NR) (105 min.) B _ The late, lamented actor Dorothy Dandridge should have become a bigger star in the 1950s, and this operatic update of Bizet's Carmen is ample proof. No nudity or profanity, but plenty of sexual heat (by 1958 standards) supplied by Dandridge and co-star Harry Belafonte. Mild violence. Sunday only at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre.
Scream 3 (R) (116 min.) B _ Director Wes Craven promises this will be the last chapter of the popular slasher-flick series. We'll see. Starring the usual (surviving) suspects: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette. Profanity and loads of bloody violence.