4 out 5. Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL is pretty damn cool. He boldly faces every convention available to him and makes a palpable story with characters that get under your skin. I had no idea what I'd expect after watching Fox and His Friends but I'm amazed by this director's ability at clear and creative storytelling. It's almost stylized in many ways from the art direction and clothing choices, there's some heavy symbolism throughout. If you like to keep chewing on a film after your done watching it...check this one out.