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'Dolor y Gloria' , by Pedro Almodóvar, has been chosen as the best film of 2019 by the magazine 'Time'. The tape of the Manchego director has been imposed on this list to the new films of Martin Scorsese, 'The Irishman' and Quentin Tarantino, 'Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood', which complete the first three positions of the classification drawn up by the critic Stephanie Zacharek.
From 'Dolor y Gloria', Zacharek highlights Antonio Banderas' interpretation in "the role of his life" as the filmmaker Salvador Mallo, a reflection of Almodóvar himself, "who suffers such physical pain that he is not sure if he will work again. new ", and the work of" a radiant Penelope Cruz "that gives life to the mother of the filmmaker in her childhood.
"' Pain and Glory' may be Almodovar's most resplendent and moving film , a palette of vibrant colors and even more intense emotions, and a hymn to that mysterious force whatever keeps us going for days, months or years before our bodies betray us, "says Zacharek, who lists Martin Scorsese and the gangsters incarnated by Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in 'The Irish' in second place.
The bronze medal goes to 'Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood', the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino , set in the mecca of cinema in the late sixties and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
Fourth place is for 'Story of a marriage' , a drama produced by Netflix, as is Scorsese's 'The Irish', which portrays the separation of a couple embodied by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. The fifth place is for 'Little Women' , the new version of the Louisa May Alcott classic directed this time by Greta Gerwig ('Lady Bird') and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and Florence Pugh
They complete the list of the 10 best films of the year 'Parasites, the acclaimed and unclassifiable film by South Korean Bong Joon Ho; 'Daggers in the back', detective film written and directed by Rian Johnson; 'I am Dolemite', the Netflix film starring Eddie Murphy; 'An extraordinary friend', the latest film by Tom Hanks directed by Marielle Heller; and 'Wall Street Scammers', the tape starring Jennifer Lopez based on the true story of a group of strip dancers joins to defraud their clients, the wealthy Wall Street moguls.
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