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 →]