Jenna's Review of Phantom of the Paradise
Phantom of the Paradise(1974)
Loved it- great premise, fun cast, great soundtrack. I will say I think it's baffling how a movie like this was reviewed so well when every Ken Russell before it got mixed reviews but let's not split hairs I suppose.
I loved the sets and the strong sense of humor throughout. The music being genuinely good and listenable also really helps push this movie over the edge into 'brilliant' territory. It's also interesting to see how the cinematography in this, along with De Palma gore, totally helped shape that 80s and especially 90s film style.