Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) dir. Terry Gilliam

"Whether you will be similarly enthralled on leaving 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' largely depends on whether its will-o’-the-wisp story, from a script by Mr. Gilliam and Charles McKeown, means less to you than the movie’s hallucinations, its self-conscious play between the theatrical and the cinematic registers, and its charming performances. It might also depend on whether you can see past the loss of Mr. Ledger, as Mr. Gilliam has tried, and instead hold onto this last, bittersweet performance." (NY Times)

But is it boring? Yes.

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