HomePage ViewMessages
   NewMsgAlertsClick here to be notified when new messages are posted     Calendar    ChatRoomClick here to
Display or Hide the Chat Room

Last post to board:
Thu 29 May 2014 02:55 AM
A rated Movies B rated Movies C rated Movies D rated Movies F rated Movies
DateFilter     TopPage     tFormat     Help    
      DateFilter set to show all messages
D rated Movies
(2 Msgs in forum)    LastPost: Nov-21 2011 8:15 PM
Femme Fatale
    (IMDB) (Netflix)
    After an impressive string of box office stiffs ( Bonfire of the Vanities, Mission to Mars, Snake Eyes), director Brian De Palma ( Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible) moved to France to lick his wounds, then write and shoot this stylish-but-absurd noir thriller. Supermodel Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is the bad-ass femme and Antonio Banderas the struggling photographer who crosses her path, and as with the recent The Truth About Charlie, there's a McGuffin (Alfred Hitchcock's term for the thing that everyone's chasing after), lots of guns and it's set in Paris, but the movies couldn't be more different.

    The upside of the writer and director living in the same head is that the writer's vision doesn't get mucked up during production, but there's also no one to question his thinking. The metric tonnage of coincidences and glossed-over plot holes would strain the suspension cables on the Golden Gate Bridge, so analytical types with high blood pressure are advised to steer clear (there's a twist toward the end that resolves some of the absurdities, but it'll be far too late for these people, or just tick them off further). Banderas has never overwhelmed with his performances, and Romijn-Stamos is still more supermodel than actor, but thankfully she hasn't picked up any annoying scruples about taking her clothes off (wait until the first award nomination, though).

    Those who appreciate filmmaking bravado and can check their left brains at the door, however, should give this a shot, because De Palma knows where to put and move a camera, build suspense and cut a film together in ways that few others can.

Legend  (Your Last Visit: 23 May 2024 03:16)
No new posts since last visit
New posts added since last visit

Questions about this Blog, email: [email protected]

Optimum viewing of this board requires that Cookies be enabled.
If you have problems viewing this board Click Here

Tech Support: [email protected]   (321) 984-9080
To Learn About Bulletin Boards:  Click Here
Blog Management page: Click Here

© 1997 - 2011 P.A. Corp. V9.0

Subscribe To This Board
XML RSS Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Add to My MSN Add to Newsgator Subscribe with Bloglines

      Current Time is: Thu 05-23-24 3:16 AM
Click Here to enable the Right Click mouse function