#105 Film in 2019: Pain and Glory

6.5/10 Embarrassingly enough, this is the first film I have ever watched from acclaimed Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodóvar. The talk of Antonio Banderas as a Best Actor contender is the main reason I wanted to check this out. Billed as a fairly auto-biographical film, “Pain and Glory” does have many similarities with Almodóvar’s life and … Continue reading #105 Film in 2019: Pain and Glory

#98 Film in 2019: Last Christmas

5.5/10 As the Christmas season approaches, so does the horde of holiday films sent to capitalize on everyone’s Christmas spirit. “Last Christmas”, inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham!, is just like Michael’s body of music. Light, charming but ultimately forgettable. There are some things that really work here. Co-leads Emilia Clarke and … Continue reading #98 Film in 2019: Last Christmas