Twitch: “Terry Gilliam is back in top form”

The recently redesigned and revamped Twitch reviews The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus:

There are three great surprises of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. The first is that Terry Gilliam is back in top form, weaving the contemporary and the fantastical into a whimsical and dark package. Despite the death of Heath Ledger occurring in the middle of production, that which forced the subsequent hiring of Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to complete the part, works charmingly well in the film. This second surprise is so deeply woven into the plot that it looks like this was the intent all along. The third one, perhaps the most surprising of the bunch, is that Terry Gilliam has commandeered the digital effects so effectively that the film retains its nostalgia simultaneously to looking modern.


If you enjoy reading Opus and want to support my writing, become a subscriber for $5/month or $50/year.
Subscribe Today