Almodóvar plays out familiar riffs to make beautiful music.
* * * 1/2 (3.5 STARS): There is enough plot in Broken Embraces for half a dozen movies. For some that might sound too much like hard work, but this a Pedro Almodovar film so in fact, such busyness is not only welcome, it’s de rigueur. One thing...
Cliché horror comes to Spain.
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL: The fact this horror-cum-thriller was produced by Guillermo del Toro creates certain expectations. We might expect, for example, that even if it doesn’t live up the striking originality of del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth or The...
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling on the lives of two friends.
Neither a remake nor a sequel, but a truly original film from Pedro Almodovar, and one he has been working on for over a decade. Bad Education begins when Ignacio, played by Garcia Bernal visits old school friend and filmmaker, Enrique played by...