Pain and Glory ★★★★

The way memory can smack you across the face and then smooch you on the lips right after has always been a staple of Almodovar.

Here - he plays with the idea of how it shapes artists and creators. Sometimes, it really just depends on a beautiful occurance of Chance. 

Banderas gives his all, the Art Direction sings, the score is maybe the most distinguished of Inglesias’ whole career - all for the Almodovar’s pursuit of what it means to have passion when you feel the passion slipping away.

Hey uh.... Academy!!!!! Maybe this year is the year to put some respect on Pedro’s name!!!

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