Tag Archives: Pedro Almodovar

‘Roma’, ‘The Favourite’, ‘Cold War’ top London critics awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There were few surprises at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday as Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white Spanish drama ‘Roma’ won best picture and he was named best director while costume romp ‘The Favourite’ picked … Continue reading

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KFMF18: Celtic, Nordic and Hispanic funk and folk fill the night

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Music and songs from Icelandic film and television composer Atli Örvarsson’s band Torrek and the movies of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar enlivened the night on June 1 in a funk and funk concert called Dance2Cinema: … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Pedro Almódovar’s ‘Julieta’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Pedro Almódovar’s sublime “Julieta” is a reminder of how, in the hands of a master, a lifetime’s drama can be shown movingly and memorably in little more than an hour and a half of great … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Penelope Cruz in Almodovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Aside from the fact that one is a genuine film artist while the other is an annoying twerp, the difference between the sublime Pedro Almodovar and the ridiculous Quentin Tarantino can be seen in their … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘All About My Mother’ at The Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Great movies become good remakes almost never, but Samuel Adamson’s inventive, funny and touching play “All About My Mother,” based on Pedro Almo-dovar’s Oscar-winning 1999 film, makes a strong case at the Old Vic that … Continue reading

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