Phantom of the Paradise ★★★½

Watching this in 2019 is like a weird broadcast from another dimension. I mean it's over the top and gothic and romantic and ridiculous, sure--but do you think kids today have any idea that the satire here of Death Records private little empire was rooted in something real-that Paul Williams' conniving, vainglorious swan isn't REALLY much more ridiculous than Miley Cyrus's conniving aunt in Black Mirror (and it's a pretty great touch, having the Devil visit an egocentric disguised as..........himself)

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