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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film of the Year To Date, 11 Jan 2009
This review is from: Ghostwriter [DVD] (DVD)
I suppose that this is scant praise since it's only January, but I seriously doubt if a better film is going to come along any time soon!

Alan Cumming directs and stars in this superb study of paranoia and madness with David Boreanz giving him a good run for his money as his co-star, plus a spectacular supporting cast putting in a top-notch performance.

The film delves into the madness of one John Vandermark (Cumming), a music teacher and would-be opera composer, and his relationship with a possible hustler, Sebastian St. Germain (Boreanz), and [SPOILER ALERT!] it is strongly possible that neither Sebastian and many of the other characters who flit through Vandermark's life during the film are figments of his paranoid imagination.

Alan Cumming plays the lead role in the style of grand masters of the 'mad' genres like Colin Clive, and the whole film is beautifully shot to create a suitably operatic opulence with a colour palette like an oil painting by Van Eyck.

I would give it ten stars if I could.
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