He puts such a different spin in films than the typical spanish ones. They're so hard-hitting.
If only that thing existed... Spanish cinema is as wide as its directors' minds, you can find big variety in hard hitting films if that's what you like
My Pedro faves are Carne Trémula, La mala educación, Volver and so on... his darkest films.
Los abrazos rotos is a great film, what surprised me the most is the maturity Pedro reaches work after work, and no doubt, LAR is the top of that cinematographic evolution (technically speaking, then you may or maynot like the film, but compare it to Pepi, Lucy, Bom...)
But then of course, I'm not neutral with his films, heck, I even made an oral presentation about his works for my French class some years ago, should try to find it, maybe I could re read it