1. When it was first released back in 1980 Roger Ebert called the western Heaven’s Gate ‘a study in wretched excess …  so smoky, so foggy, so unfocused and so brownish yellow that you want to try to Windex on the screen.” John Powers just gave the film another shot since a director’s cut was recently released on DVD and he finds that, in retrospect, it wasn’t all bad.

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    When it was first released back in 1980 Roger Ebert called the western Heaven’s Gate ‘a study in wretched excess …  so smoky, so foggy, so unfocused and so brownish yellow that you want to try to Windex on the screen.” John Powers just gave the film another shot since a director’s cut was recently released on DVD and he finds that, in retrospect, it wasn’t all bad.


    Image courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

  2. Heaven's Gate

    John Powers

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