Film Preview: Pain and Glory (2019)

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(August 18, 2019) Original

Release Date:

October 4, 2019


From IMDb: “A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C+

Review: (#1) The background color is a weak choice, and the individual images feel haphazardly chosen and their arrangement isn’t particularly notable. (#2) Typically, this kind of design would merit a very low rating from the color scheme and blocky design. However, what gains it points is the silhouette employed, which is that of the film’s director Pedro Almodovar rather than the individual depicted on the poster suggesting this film might have a personal, semi-autobiographical bent.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: What looks like a colorful attempt to recreate the world of Roma, this trailer struggles to find a narrative that will appeal to audiences who aren’t already predisposed to Almodovar.

Oscar Prospects:

Pedro Almodovar is always good for some Oscar buzz and well respected actor Antonio Banderas should already be in the conversation for Oscar consideration even if the film only makes it as far as the Foreign Language Film category.

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