A few months ago, director Steven Soderbergh made the announcement that he would be retiring from the movies in order to pursue other artistic endeavors. While he has been attached to direct a new Cinemax series titled The Knick with Clive Owen, Behind the Candelabra is supposedly his last feature film. So did he go out with a bang or a fizzle? It seems like having a Liberace biopic as your final goodbye is a fitting and extravagant sendoff and fortunately, Soderbergh proves once again that he’s one of the best directors out there.
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The similarities with Lynch are unmistakable, however it seems that any surrealistic horror movie immediately gets the Lynch comparison, possibly unfairly.
If you're into some very disturbing imagery and copious amounts of WTF moments, this one is for you. Just know that this is the type of movie that will ruin your day.
The 16mm film and crazy sound were also great for the most part, however the film burns were a little too numerous.
Gross, violent, and no real cohesive plot to speak of. The acting was terrible and much of it simply didn't make any sense. So why did I enjoy this movie so much? Simply put, it screams the 80s to a T and I loved it. The synth score, the ridiculous over to top gore, the clothing, the gritty depiction of lower-class city life, this movie encapsulates everything great about genre films of the decade in which it was made.