So Heath Ledger died. Did you hear? It sucked. Before he died, he acted in half a movie, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The movie is more than half good. Parnassus is a baroque, grimy, spectacular, Gilliam-style vision—ladders to the clouds; a lurching, triple-decker Gypsy wagon; Tom Waits as the devil; a magic mirror into Christopher Plummer's brain. You know the type. Ledger is beautiful and dirty. Gilliam's story is visually stunning but conceptually hollow. You should see it anyway. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film.)

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