The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera ★★★★★

As iconic as film can be, also showing that in 90 years Hollywood hasn't evolved that much. Or evolution broke down somewhere on the way to today. Chaney is admittedly the greatest villain actor surpassing Hopkins, Christopher Lee, Lugosi and what have you. There's perfect amount of bitterness, vengeance and madness in his performances and all of that is interpreted elegantly. And what comes to the picture, it is Gothic, eerie, visionary and stylish without forgetting epic elegance. One of the most thrilling rides ever in cinema and only in 93 minutes. Shame on filmmakers today for needing more than two hours to tell your stories and still not reaching the heartbeat of this one. Unforgettable!

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