Top 10 Movies

1. Pain & Glory

n any life, there’s only so much time to do all we want to do. In Pedro Almodóvar’s Antonio Banderas gives the performance of a lifetime as 60-ish filmmaker Salvador Mallo—a stand-in, more or less, for Almodóvar himself—who’s in so much physical pain that he may never work again. Worse yet, he may not care; instead of life after death, he’s settling for death before death, a premature leave-taking that’s a betrayal not just of his gifts but also may be Almodóvar’s most resplendent and moving film, a panorama of paint-box colors and even more intense emotions, and a hymn to the whatever it is that keeps any of us going, in the years, months or days before our bodies betray us.

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