I May Lose My Film Cred, but I thought Phantom of The Paradise Was Awful.
After several people telling me I needed to watch this movie, and hearing several critics I admire laud this film, I finally saw it as it was on Amazon Prime. It is easily in my top ten worst films of all time.It’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes of Cult Films; I think people think they like it because it’s flashy and weird and mentions Faust and has weak metaphors about the nature of art, and have rationalized liking it. It’s not even a fun-because-it’s-bad watch. Fuck you, Phantom of the Paradise.