Phantom of the Paradise ★★★½

"I'll give then whatever they want."- Phoenix

Phantom of the Paradise is one strange film. It's probably the strangeness that makes it work though. Brian De Palma didn't hold back with this one and it makes for a ridiculous and over the top movie that is a fun ride. William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, and Gerrit Graham all give strong performances and the sets and costumes are terrific. My favorite part of the film though has got to be the soundtrack. It has an awesome mix of music throughout. Overall Phantom of the Paradise is definitely an odd film, but I enjoyed it. 7/10

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