Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

A weird and wildly energetic love letter to music and live theatre, overflowing with vibrant visuals, lovely costumes and wonderful set pieces. It's endlessly creative and oddly structured, yet it never runs out of steam. The soundtrack bangs hard and the strangely quirky characters are really fun. Its uniqueness is what makes it so enjoyable. My only gripes with this are that it suffers from some dated sexism and homophobia. This comes nowhere near being De Palma's finest work, but he sure knows how to show you a really good and memorable time. That runtime just flies by.

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