Reviews: Julieta (2016)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Almodóvar can be just as brutally unsentimental about natural human cruelty as a filmmaker like Michael Haneke but, with Julieta, he sets himself apart with his aching, yearning empathy.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An immersive mother-daughter story that vividly explores emotional literacy.
  • Glenn Erickson @ CineSavant
    • Excerpt: Last year’s Julieta has attracted praise for not being about ‘bizarre people’ or depicting weird fantasies. Yet it still feels very ‘Almodóvar.’
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: What saves Julieta from drowning under the weight of its contrivances is the delicacy with which Almodóvar and his lead actresses handle everything emotionally. Above conveniences in plot and soap opera-y dramatics lays a central character we relate to in how she creates that which she hopes to avoid.
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy