Femme Fatale ★★

I accepted the twist. that allowed me to enjoy the end of the movie more than I enjoyed the early going.

I couldn't get into the action at Cannes, that shit was absolutely absurd. the plot was a little circuitous -- not terribly complicated, in the end, but there was a disorganized sense I've gotten with some old noirs, where you know what's going on and where things are headed but the activity feels cluttered and you're just not quite with the movie. a fitting similarity, I suppose.

I'm also realizing I'm not a huge fan of Banderas.

was every pair of womens' shoes by Christian Louboutin?

not every movie needs to be entertaining in the same way for me, but every movie needs to take me away, at least a little bit, and make me feel something. this movie didn't.