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.
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.
The film is one of the more wistfully humorous of Welles’s wrestlings with reality.