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Like 'Querelle', this another brilliant queer film that seems to be hated or misunderstood by most gays and straight liberals. This is a film for the sexually fluid, a rare celebration of the BT in LGBT. Sweaty, glittery rock spectacle
i tried again after hating it in the theater in 98, but man I still hate this film. It just fails at being exciting, earnest, and authentic. Stellar cast that I just dont buy at all. I love Craig Wedren, but his attempt at recreating Bowie-esque music that mimics but just will never be Bowie is hard on the ear of a fan. And even as a personal story from Haynes about growing up gay its just absolutely no fun.
Took me a couple screenings to "get it," but now I am convinced this is one of the best films of the 90's
Nice reference of Citzen Kane and the glam groups from the '70s. But as a Bowie fan I really didn't like Slade's character. I don't think it was well performed, and it's something so much inferior of what Bowie represents (in terms of music, personality, theater, miming, image, etc)..
Filled with loosy effects and unrequited zooms, Velvet Goldmine is far from being mistakes free. Still, Todd Haynes manages to catch both the eye and the mind with the help of a terrific score, casting and visual background. If the narrative remains quite unfocused sometimes, and suffers from a anti-climatic ending, the whole movie is, nevertheless a quite enjoyable ride into a part-fictionalised glamrock universe.
Very inventive, but ultimately unsatisfying musical quasi-biopic. The highly creative theatrical surrealism is interesting at first, but starts to get tedious and annoying when it doesn't really build up to anything - the story is disjointed and unfocused, leading up to a confusing and anti-climactic ending. The glam element is laid on pretty thick, and gets pretty tiresome if you're not into that sort of thing.