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Terror at the Opera

Dario Argento Włochy, 1987

Rocco's rating of the film Opera

Befitting its opera house setting, this is easily Argento’s most elegantly composed film. A remarkably polished technical showcase with all of the director’s powers as a visual stylist on display in a beautiful barrage of grandiose camera movements. Unfortunately, as usual, his lousiness as a writer is his Achilles heel. The late game reveal and denouement are a big “so what?,” but what a sumptuous journey!