One of my 10 favorite movies (we'll do a list soon) is coming to Blu-ray February 5th. 40th Anniversary! Yikes. I have a very clear memory of walking out of a matinee with my mother (Lenox Square Theater, Atlanta, GA), stunned, bewildered, and completely thrilled. I have see it since countless times, and discover something new with every viewing. It is blissfullly perverse perfection. (Chuck)
PAULINE KAEL: "It is everything one hopes for and more; it it doesn't make money, it will still make movie history."
PAULINE KAEL: "Liza Minnelli makes you believe in the cabaret as "life" because she comes fully to life only when she sings. The features that seemed too large for her face suddenly fit. Her cherry lips and unnaturally bright eyes are no longer wild makeup; they belong to her performer's face. And her movements have speed and tension. Her desperation and Sally's are fused together; when a singer is belting it out, how can one separate the performer from the role? Liza Minnelli is a fine, if overeager, actress and an inventive, appealing comedienne, but only when she sings is she a star: she's charged to give all she's got." (The New Yorker, February 19, 1972)