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Tricia Olszewski leads this week’s arts section with a review of The Skin I Live In, the new Hitchcockian thriller from the master of high soap, Pedro Almodovar. Mike Riggs recounts, day by painful day, the fate of cult filmmaker Jeff Krulik‘s latest attempt at cinematic glory, Heavy Metal Picnic. In theater, Chris Klimek reviews two hellishly themed plays—-A Bright New Boise and Hellspawn—-while Rebecca J. Ritzel learns much about the human condition—-make that stereotypes of the human condition—-at Arena Stage’s The Book Club Play. Louis Jacobson writes that the National Gallery’s Harry Callahan retrospective might cover too much ground. And in this week’s One Track Mind, Ryan Little talks politics with punk revivalists Mobius Strip.