Funny how movies' bad buzz can sometimes affect your relationship with them before you even get a chance to watch them. Before Cannes, Julieta had screened for some critics, and the consensus was that it was pretty minor Pedro Almodóvar and, therefore, skippable -- which is what I did at the festival. Only now am I catching up with it before its U.S. release, and I have to say ... well, it's not amazing, but it's pretty darn decent. And it's sure better than his last film, the ghastly I'm So Excited! My review is up at Paste.