BAD EDUCATION (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)

La Mala Educación (Bad Education) is the first film by Spain’s flamboyant, prolific Pedro Almodóvar that I like. It isn’t a great work, certainly, but it isn’t, either, an exercise in bugged-out style. It’s purposeful and, for the most part, coherent; unlike past Almodóvars, it isn’t swamped in sentimental soap opera or lurid melodrama. However […]