Sunday, November 10, 2013

Passion (2012)

Director: Brian DePalma. Cast: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth. 102 min. Rated R. Germany/France. Crime/Mystery.

Spielberg, Lucas, Scorsese, Coppola, DePalma. The generation of filmmakers who defined modern-day Hollywood. Among them, Spielberg and Scorsese heroically stayed in the game, solely because they kept "re-inventing" themselves; an attribute DePalma is most resistant to. In this murder-mystery of backstabbing female bosses and employees, DePalma again gives us the same twin sister whodunits, half-screen side-by-side storytellings, shower/elevator suspense sequences, and "gotcha"s of characters waking up from nightmares - the same as he did 40 years ago. Brian DePalma was a director who made good movies in the 70s and 80s. That filmmaker is now in permanent retirement.

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