Francis Ford Coppola's latest film, Youth Without Youth, has received positive reviews from about 25 percent of critics who've seen it. That's the kind of stunning critical success that films like Hostel VI: Bloodsnot and Harry Potter Sits and Stares at Stuff can only dream about.
Coppola, who is now 1 million years old, has nonetheless made a tremendously interesting and entertaining film. Well, interesting and entertaining to that vast audience of people who've read the entire corpus of works by Romanian intellectual Mircea Eliade, have seen all the films of Carl Theodor Dreyer and F.W. Murnau, and are fascinated by 1930s pulp heroes, Nazi conspiracy theories, the origins of language and the ancient history of India and the Near East. Oh, and it helps to have advanced degrees in philosophy and the history of religions. So, if that's you, you're in for the best time you've had since that weekend when the San Diego ComicCon was held in the same hotel as the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Archaic Religious Doctrine.
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