Phantom Of The Paradise has made this week's "Must List" in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. It's the August 8 2014 issue, with Doctor Who on the cover. The Swan Archives points out that back in 2006, EW published its list of Five Must-See Glam Rock DVDs, adding insult to Phantom Of The Paradise at the bottom by giving the film its own category: "one to skip."
"Paradise makes it clear that while glam makes for great music, it doesn't necessarily provide for scintillating movie-watching," the magazine so wisely proclaimed. "Who knows what Brian De Palma was thinking when he wrote and directed this coked-up variant of the classic Phantom tale — or why he cast elfin composer Paul Williams as his Faustian lead? — but we'd sell our soul to the devil if he'd spare us a second viewing." To echo the Swan Archives, what a difference eight years makes!