The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★★

Visually, this is one of the most arresting, enrapturing films I've ever seen. Narratively, it is one of the most befuddling and confusing. I sat there for half of "The Holy Mountain" with my mouth agape wondering "what in the everloving fuck am I watching?" And yet, by the end, I felt like I had undergone a substantive spiritual journey. I felt like I had learned something about myself, about life, and about death, and I can't say that about very many films. It took me a week of wondering to finally arrive at this conclusion, but I am convinced that Jodorowsky is as brilliant as he is insane. This is a monumental picture that everyone should watch at least once. You may hate it, but you will never forget it. That alone seems worth the price of admission.

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