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The Visitor

1979

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  • A U.S.-German coproduction written and directed by Italians, this 1979 cult item rips off so many different movies (The Omen, The Birds, The Holy Mountain) that ultimately it feels unique, communicating a cinephilia that shines through the awkward storytelling.

  • ...The Visitor is unique in that while it fails in most every traditional respect with regard to narrative clarity or construction, it doesn't fall short as either entertainment or as a piece of craftsmanship. In fact, it excels at both, and as a result endures as one of the era's most indefinable, inconceivably progressive pieces of cinematic nonsense.