Saturday, February 12, 2011


Top 5 De Palma for me.  I'd go so far as to call it "Vintage De Palma."  When Brian D. wants to make a masterpiece he goes out and does it (see: Femme Fatale, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, Body Double, Casualties of War, Dressed to Kill, the first two-thirds of Snake Eyes).  And of course -- Blow Out -- his take on Antoinioni's Blow Up.  Has Travolta ever been better (other than Pulp Fiction, of course)?  This is a film lovers movie -- accessible for anyone, sure -- but will probably be best loved by movie dorks.  Like me.  Yes, the recent years haven't been too kind to De Palma (Mission to Mars and The Black Dhalia come to mind), but I'm convinced that there's still some greatness left in him. 

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