Parallel Mothers

    M, 123 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury There is a moment in the latest richly textured melodrama from writer-director, Pedro Almodovar, when its glamorous star stands at the sink in a plain white t-shirt with a feminist message as she peels potatoes. Penelope Cruz’s character Janis is teaching a young… Continue reading Parallel Mothers

Pain and Glory

Eduardo (Cesar Vicente) with his sketch of young Salvador (Asier Flores)

MA15+, 114 minutes 5 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The actor Antonio Banderas and director Pedro Almodovar first worked together in the 1980s and helped make each other famous with sexy, taboo-breaking films like Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! It was… Continue reading Pain and Glory