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‘Femme Fatale’ (2002)

‘Femme Fatale’ (2002) I missed this one in theaters, but bought it on videotape, watched it and forgot about it, only to watch it late last night in crippled aspect-ratio (full-screen) on HBO.

I’m a DePalma fan from way back, and ‘ Sisters ‘ (1972), ‘ Carrie ‘ (1976) and ‘ Dressed to Kill ‘ (1980) rank among my all-time favorite films. I’m also aware of DePalma’s long-standing debt to Hitchcock, not to mention Coppola, with his excursions into the mafia-genre (‘Scarface’,’Carlito’s Way’ and ‘The Untouchables’). The principal problem with this film, I think, is that Mr. DePalma had TOO MUCH money at his disposal. [Read more →]