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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Matador

BBBB (out of 5) Upon release, this was Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s most serious and complex film yet, and it still packs a punch. Telling a multi-plotted story, it revolves around an ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by murder, a female lawyer who enjoys killing her lovers, and a student of bullfighting (Antonio Banderas) who … More Matador

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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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