Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria) Spain (2019) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar Filmmaking means many things to different people - some like to use it as a tool to air an opinion or viewpoint on a serious matter, others like to experiment. There are those who choose to simply entertain and make people happy, whilst many … Continue reading Pain And Glory (Dolor y gloria)

High Heels (Tacones lejanos)

High Heels (Tacones lejanos) Spain (1991) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar Mostly in films about fractured relationships, it is a woman getting in between two men - but this is an Almodóvar film so naturally this situation is inverted, AND the two women in question just happen to be mother and daughter, which is just the tip … Continue reading High Heels (Tacones lejanos)

Julieta

Julieta Spain (2016) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar It would appear that everyone’s favourite Spanish auteur and celebrator of women has reached such iconic status that he afford to open his films with the credit “A film by Almodóvar” - no first name! Then again, he’s earned it, whether this was an act of ego or simple … Continue reading Julieta

I’m So Excited

I’m So Excited (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Pathé) Running time: 90 minutes Peninsula Flight 2549 is happily making its way to Mexico – or so the passengers think. The truth is that a slight fault with the landing gear means the plane is unable to land safely until a clear runway is found. With … Continue reading I’m So Excited

The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

  The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) Spain (2011) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar Brilliant plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is developing a synthetic skin which can withstand heat and other types of everyday damage following the death of his wife who was burned beyond recognition in a car accident six years earlier. … Continue reading The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)