Penélope Cruz

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The best films of 2022 so far
Tilda Swinton aces Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy fable, director Clio Barnard’s forbidden affair and Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl rank in the pick of this year’s films

Guardian film

09, Jun, 2022 @6:03 AM

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Penelope Cruz’s 20 best films – ranked!
On her 48th birthday, we look through the work of the charismatic Spanish film star, who was Oscar nominated this year for Parallel Mothers

Peter Bradshaw

28, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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What can we learn from this year’s honest Oscars ballots?
The annual tradition, where anonymous voters reveal their picks with brutal honesty, shows some likely winners for Sunday’s ceremony

Stuart Heritage

25, Mar, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Oscars nominations 2022: the full list
From Dune to The Power of the Dog, all the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, which take place on 27 March

Guardian film

08, Feb, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Parallel Mothers review – Penélope Cruz sets the tone in buoyant Almodóvar drama
The Spanish director’s light-footed tale of female bonding and family secrets zings with his trademark colour palette and Cruz’s radiant warmth

Wendy Ide

29, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Parallel Mothers review | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this moving baby-swap drama about two single mothers and buried secrets from the Spanish civil war

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on remembering the Spanish civil war: the work must go on | Editorial
Editorial: Pedro Almodóvar’s new film and a planned national museum both speak to the need to settle accounts with the past


26, Jan, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Pedro Almodóvar on Spain’s tragic past: ‘You can’t ask people to forget’
With his new film Parallel Mothers, the director dials down the camp to address the shadow of fascism hanging over his homeland

Simon Hattenstone

22, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 355 review – Jessica Chastain and her spy gang just don’t add up
The combined might of Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Penélope Cruz can’t enliven this lumbering action thriller

Simran Hans

08, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The 355 review – Jessica Chastain-led action thriller is a disappointing dud
The Oscar nominee leads an impressive cast in a frustratingly rote caper that ends up being as forgettable as its title

Benjamin Lee

06, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Javier Bardem: ‘When I won the Oscar, I felt great, but it didn’t make any sense’
Famed for portraying bad guys in Skyfall and No Country for Old Men, the Spaniard opens up about his marriage to Penélope Cruz, his formidable mum, and his hopes for his kids

Hadley Freeman

17, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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