Cremaster 5
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In this 3rd film in the "Cremaster" series of avant garde fantasies, the Queen of Chains, wearing a glass dumbbell on her head, moves into the restored Budapest Opera House where she sings passionately of her lost love, later seen as a half-man/half-fish surrounded by pink mermaids.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Some of the richest, most gorgeous imagery of the cycle, much of it taking place in a dark, baroque Budapest opera house. Holds the interest hypnotically, but may seem inconclusive for the concluding segment of such a sprawling work"
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"Lots of classy dark colours and soaring music..."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Barney's outlandish mise-en-scène, forever emphasizing the organic, the amorphous, the massive, the adhesive, and the fluorescent in quite literal ways, also retains those very qualities in my memory."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Surreal and untouchable and yet it taps into a powerful sense of emotion."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"This final 'Cremaster' film is the most static of the series, and will appeal most to fans of opera."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
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