Unorthodox in how it handles the representation of an era. There is no nostalgia to drown out the story. The soundtrack isn't flooded with sixties artifacts. Instead, you have a chilling story anchored by interesting characters and an effective, atmospheric score. Tony Bill eases off where others might have gone all out. John Turturro is manic in one of his finer performances. You won't forget the penguin scene.
was surprised, after viewing the film, that the MUBI page for this was so barren/incomplete. definitely a worthwhile watch, with some very memorable scenes. almost shocked that this isn't considered a 'cult classic' of some sort. it's a pretty original film— a kind of Lynchian suspense thriller with an odd cartoony twist. interesting to note that George Harrison put his name on it as well.