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  • Femme Fatale

    Femme Fatale

    ★★★★½

    "And if you could see the future in a crystal ball, or in the palm of your hand, or in a dream, would you change it?"

    "Yup"

    De Palma's no stranger in understanding his form: a B-rate, trashy, sleazy (and drugged) Hitchcock with a huge boner. This is known when going into "Femme Fatale," but I wasn't expecting a film....so different from the usual pulp squeeze De Palma makes! De Palma takes every expectation that's predicted of him and throws…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    For my money, it's very close to being De Palma's greatest achievement - only "Blow Out," a career culmination/ melding of styles remains atop the list - and one of the defining films about Hollywood ever made; "Body Double" is, without a doubt, the definitive De Palma feature, with his signature motifs and techniques, sleaze and trash nature, enriching score, looming disaster, women in peril, a murder with a motive, and a twist that keeps the audience from guessing everything…

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  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★★

    EDIT: WHY DOES THIS HAVE SO MANY LIKES WTF

    A glorious, dazzling film. A love letter to Noir as Sergio Leone's famous (and best) film Once Upon a Time in the West was for the Western genre.

    Perhaps the best script ever written (biased of course) with perhaps the greatest (or one of them) actors to ever grace the art of filmmaking. Roman Polanski's Magnum Opus and Jack Nicholson's best performance he's ever done, perhaps his best, as he plays…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    100

    The dream, for many of us film enthusiasts and passionate filmmakers and creators, is the chance to make films as a career choice, becoming a new voice in the mainstream Hollywood or the up and rising Independent arena. It's no shock to realize that Hollywood's changed and that dream of being the biggest thing in Hollywood is diminishing; more films are, as stated, independently made and it's hard to deny that Hollywood is crumbing, changing, and morphing into something…