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The Year of Lifenew

With the vibrancy of 2011, who says cinema is dead?
North Bay Bohemian  |  Richard von Busack  |  12-29-2011  |  Movies

Almodóvar Gets Duplicitous With 'Broken Embraces'new

Broken Embraces is a strange little suspense film. It contains only a few strategic betrayals and outright deceptions, but a great many unspoken secrets and many lies of omission. Maybe it's too mature for the good old double-cross, but it is certainly not too subtle to include a few revelations and theatrical set pieces.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Sean Stewart  |  01-14-2010  |  Reviews

Women's Worknew

The opening shots of Almodovar's lyrical, emotionally lush Volver feature a band of women, young and old, vigorously scrubbing down the tombs of their provincial town's menfolk.
Style Weekly  |  Thomas Peyser  |  02-08-2007  |  Reviews

Female Troublenew

Penelope Cruz's magnificent, Oscar-nominated performance also marks a welcome return to Spain from the wife-and-girlfriend ghetto of her disappointing Hollywood sojourn.
INDY Week  |  Laura Boyes  |  01-25-2007  |  Reviews

Head of the Classnew

Almodóvar's latest film is a lurid, contrived, gratuitously sexy (especially homo-sexy) thriller with a smirk on its face and a cigarette holder sinking hot ash into the shag carpet.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  12-22-2004  |  Reviews

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