The Other Side of the Wind isn’t a novelty item, but a work of anguished art that’s worthy of its creator.
The extras could use a spruce-up, but this is still a sturdy and attractive packaging of a profound and self-reflexive Welles masterpiece.
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The image on this DVD edition is almost as sad as Marc McKerrow’s life, but this remains of the great documentaries of the last decade.
It combines a look at the filmmaker’s relationship with a troubled, mentally ill family member and an investigation into her gender and sexual identity.
Thanks, Criterion, for keeping the film’s mystique of fakery alive.
F for Fake is one of the more wistfully humorous of Orson Welles’s wrestlings with reality.