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Review: Lost in Paradise

“If this sounds like a mess on paper, it’s not helped by the cinematic medium. Nearly every scene attempting to evoke feelings of sadness (so 90% of the interactions with the male prostitutes) are hindered by tinkling piano keys and/or a melody meant to evoke melancholy longing.”

Lost in Paradise


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“If this sounds like a mess on paper, it’s not helped by the cinematic medium. Nearly every scene attempting to evoke feelings of sadness (so 90% of the interactions with the male prostitutes) are hindered by tinkling piano keys and/or a melody meant to evoke melancholy longing.”

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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