July 16, 2017
Amadeus is one of my all-time favorite films, and to me, is director Milos Forman's masterpiece. Everything from the fantastic performances (especially from Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham) to Forman and writer Peter Shaffer's masterful mix of comedy and drama to Miroslav Ondříček's lush widescreen cinematography, everything works perfectly. TM2YC has done an absolutely phenomenal job reconstructing the superior theatrical version of the film, which is by far the definitive cut. Their audio and visual editing and quality are nothing short of flawless. Amadeus as a film is much like one of Mozart's operas: it's perfect the way it is, and you lose that sense of perfection when you try taking away from it or adding more to it. Historical accuracy be damned, this is a truly great film, and TM2YC's work here is equally great.