Femme Fatale ★★★½

What a trip! If Hitchcock was around for the 1980s erotic thriller, he'd make something just like Femme Fatale.

Hard to fully follow, but always compelling. Definitely had to rewind to catch a few things. De Palma's up to his usual visual tricks, but the screenplay is a little too wooden to really make those tricks fully work.

For example, the one-take interrogation scene is an impressive feat of camera movement, both inventive and vintage. However, it's stiff blocking and lackluster dialogue really deflate what could be a knockout.

That said, definitely a movie that begs for a rewatch, whichever way you swing it!

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