Kika

BBBB (out of 5) An Almodovar film has rarely been naughtier. After a delightfully dizzy makeup artist named Kika (Verónica Forqué, for whom the role was specifically written) starts applying makeup to a young man (Àlex Casanovas) recently dead of a heart attack, he revives during her work and falls in love with her. Years … More Kika

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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios)

BBBB (out of 5) Pedro Almodovar’s reputation as filmmaker became an art-household name when this delightful comedy was released to great acclaim. It stars the fabulous Carmen Maura as an actress whose life falls completely apart in one day: her lover is leaving her, her friend comes over to hide from the police and the … More Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios)

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What Have I Done To Deserve This (Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto)

BBBB (out of 5) After the promising but not quite super films that Pedro Almodovar had started with (Pepi Luci Bom, Labyrinth Of Passion, Dark Habits), he showed his first genuine sense of storytelling flair with this wonderful comedy. Carmen Maura is terrific as a put-upon house cleaner who is addicted to sniffing chemical products … More What Have I Done To Deserve This (Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto)

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