Logan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Pain & Glory is a pretty good movie. It's this semi-autobiographical piece about a filmmaker reflecting on his life, his childhood, adult life, his relationships, his mistakes, his struggles. Honestly though I didn't find myself really connecting to it much and it didn't do the greatest job of making me really interested.
It's all told in a very disjointed way, jumping between present and memories, it's very muddled at points, where it jumps around for no real reason and that kinda killed the pacing and investment for me.
It is well made. Banderas gives a great performance, the production design is great, the score is enchanting and there are some great scenes amongst it, and I'll admit I got more invested in the latter half, but ultimately as a whole it didn't work for me as well as I wanted it to.