Back in the 70's, Francis Ford Coppola made 4 movies and all of them became masterpieces. I mean, the guy was on fire and, basically, the best film director working at the time. Unfortunately, 40 years later, even though he had a prolific career, he never reached this level again. Anyway, at some point, Coppola did make a come back after 10 years without directing anything and the end result was actually pretty good. First of all, the black and white cinematography was really neat and reminded me of those good old neo-realist features (as a matter of fact, Coppola was inspired by 'La notte' while making this movie). Concerning Vincent Gallo, you may hate the guy or not but he delivered here a really solid performance, like the rest of the cast. Still, even though the story was intriguing, to be honest, it wasn’t really fascinating and it was rather obvious that the accent was on the style and the performances rather than the substance. As a result, sometimes, I didn't care much about what was going on. Still, according to Coppola, it was the most beautiful film he has ever made and, indeed, it was a visual marvel. To conclude, it was a rather intimate and well made drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Coppola's work.