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  • Volver

    ★★★

  • A Hero

    ★★★★

  • Talk to Her

    ★★★

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★½

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  • Volver

    Volver

    ★★★

    my favorite of the 3 almodovar dramas i've seen, but i continue to question his writing; i never find the way tragic events unfold to be at all natural, and i often see his plot devices as forced, as well as how his actors behave in response to them. however, "all about my mother" had some serious issues regarding tone but the tonal switches in this don't feel as whiplashy.

    this also contains my favorite shot in any of his movies, a 2-second shot of the wind blowing two dumpsters down a brick road which should have been at least a minute longer

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★½

    interpolating entire scenes from other works, which had been originally written to be emotional centerpieces themselves, into a new work as its own emotional centerpieces has always struck me as slightly lazy writing

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