Dolor y Gloria – Almodovar returns with this glorious movie

I’m a huge fan of the Spanish director Amodovar and being the movie goer that I am – I went to see a Spanish movie called “Pain and Glory” without realising Almodovar was the one behind it. When his name appeared on the title credits, I was tapping my feet in excitement.

From the opening scenes till the end credits, (2h+ later), I was either laughing or crying or in awe of the masterpiece he’d created. His Magnus Opus if you ask me. And much like Tarantino put a lot of his personal experience into Once upon a time in Hollywood so did Almodovar as we see the life in the Spanish countryside and the pained life of a former movie director who now struggles with bad back and terrible coughing fits.

I felt my hairs rise at the first note of the songs in the movie and it didn’t settle until I went out from the cinema, all starry eyed and feeling good.

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Horse to Busan * Medieval Zombies and K-drama

Kingdom is based on Webtoon “God’s Country”, written by Kim Eun-Hee (Signal).

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Plot:

a Crown Prince in medieval South Korea must fight to save his people from a zombie infection rampaging throughout the land while he evades political enemies’ schemes to take his right to the throne.

Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we read the script with its visual feast of historical drama blended with supernatural fantasy,” said Netflix’s VP of international originals, Erik Barmack, when the project was announced. “We are incredibly honored by this rare opportunity of pairing two premier creative minds in Korea – film director Kim Seong-hun and television writer Kim Eun-hee.”.

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