David Gifford’s review published on Letterboxd:
Phantom of the Paradise is a movie that for whatever reason I never got around to watching, and I finally was able to fix that thanks to Mike. It's an interesting film in many regards, but it isn’t without its faults. The style is great, and I really enjoyed a lot of the music that was being played. The movie also talks about a bunch of different topics, and while they are on the nose, they still are worth talking about. It throws shade at the music industry, and shows the parallels that almost any celebrity could potentially have in their rise to fame. I did find myself getting tired of the movie though near the end, even if I was enjoying it. For whatever reason the movie started to lose my attention and I think that the style just wore on me by the time the movie ended. I still really enjoyed it, and I think it’s a fascinating film that influenced pop-culture a lot.