Here’s a look at some Netflix/DVD releases that are worth your time this month.
Tag: Pedro Almodóvar
** ½ (out of 4)
Towards the beginning of Albert Camus’ The Fall, the “judge-penitent” narrator asks the reader, “Have you noticed that it is only in death that our sentiments are reawakened? How it is that we love those friends who have just left us?” The titular protagonist (Emma Suárez in her old age, Adriana Ugarte in her youth) of Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film Julieta learns this the hard way.
Image source. Copyright Warner Bros., 2014.
Admit it: revenge feels good. No matter how emotionally mature you think you are, no matter how well you know it isn’t “right,” deep down, the idea of getting back at that person who did you wrong makes your gut tremble with anticipation. The characters in Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales couldn’t agree more.