Phantom of the Paradise ★★★★½

De Palma's indulgences find their perfect delivery system and in the process make for probably the most accurate (and joyfully angry) portrait of Phil Spector ever put on film.

Every person involved in the making of this is a hero, with above-and-beyond badges going to production designer Jack Fisk and to performer Gerrit Graham.

One for the Great Movie Theater in the Sky.

PS: Shoutout to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! The only place in the world where this film was a hit upon its release. Obviously a community with true vision.

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