PAIN AND GLORY – TIFF19 Review by Alexandra Heller Nicholas

In Pain and Glory Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas paint a portrait of a man in crisis through a shared understanding and acceptance of the volatility of human suffering, and how it can often manifest in unexpected ways. With one of the most beautiful twist reveals of any film this year, they remind us just how magical and enduring their professional relationship has been.

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PARASITE – TIFF19 Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The success of Parasite is not merely marked by great filmmaking and an intriguing storyline, but deep within its foundations lies an overwhelming understanding on Bong’s part of how bigotry operates at an almost molecular level. It’s everywhere. Parasite is a truly original black comedy about the tragic, casual normalization of the uneven terms upon which everyday class warfare is waged.

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