Angel Heart ★★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Alan Parker's "Angel Heart" is a masterfully constructed, deliberately-paced, period noir that sends a perfectly cast Mickey Rourke chasing threads until those threads lead to a voodoo-tainted, Oedepian knot. Parker rewards viewers with mesmerizing performances, visual metaphors and symbols, and a must-watch-the-film-again-as-soon-as-you've-finished payoff. While not necessarily a horror film, "Angel Heart" beats with horror imagery and will take roost in your brain longer after its credits have rolled. Excellent film.