White of the Eye ★★½

It’s a bit of a mess, this, Donald ‘Performance’ Cammell’s murder-mystery thriller in the vein of Hitchcock by way of De Palma but lacking either’s focus. Its cross-cutting compendium of clashing ideas was surely intended to produce exciting, provocative results, but they don’t coalesce into anything meaningful or sensical. You know what does make sense? That Cammell was, in the words of Anjelica Huston, a “dangerous man”, and there’s nothing particularly interesting in seeing that danger transmuted through his characters on screen. (By the way, I watched this on Shudder and missed about five minutes of the end between 1:36 and 1:41 because their video file is fucked, which is great.)