Pain and Glory (2019) 96% Spotlight Pick! Playing in only four theaters, Pedro Almodóvar s new film pulled in an impressive per-screen average last week and is set to expand to more screens this weekend. That s right, Antonio Banderas is back, finally getting his due, and we couldn t be happier. He and Almodóvar have a long history of collaboration, and now in their eighth team up, they have crafted their most highly acclaimed film. Playing in Almodóvar s signature style of autobiographical fiction, Pain and Glory follows Banderas as an aging director, who has been sidelined by chronic back pain, reflecting on his filmography, frequent collaborators, and, more importantly, his youth and those first sparks of inspiration. The result has netted both Banderas and the Bad Education director rapturous reviews since the film s Cannes Film Festival premiere earlier this year. Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service said of Almodóvar, Working with the legends of his long career to operationalize his past, [he] crafts a singularly unique and medium-specific autobiography in which cinema is inextricably linked to his own story, to his heart, soul, and body. Playing New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, San Fransico this weekend; expanding to more screens on October 18. Along with Judy (2019) , a biopic of the tragic starlet Judy Garland, primarily focused on the last performances of her London residence in 1963. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) , a drama about a man with Down syndrome who befriends a drifter and flees his assisted living facility to pursue his dreams of professional wrestling stardom. First Love (2019) , an action flick/broad comedy/pulse-racing thriller/heartfelt rom-com that follows a young boxer and a call girl through a wild night in Tokyo. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) , a thoughtful tribute to the life and legacy of Linda Ronstadt, one of the most successful singer-songwriters in modern music. Monos (2019) , a South American Lord of the Flies – but about 1,000 times bloodier.