Deborah Ross

Unpredictable, delicious and flamboyantly stunning: Parallel Mothers reviewed

Almodovar's latest stars a terrific Penelope Cruz and leans to the thriller-ish

Mummy’s curse: Penelope Cruz, terrific as always, as Janis in Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers. Credit: ©El Deseo DA SLU_Iglesias Mas

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