Obsession

Obsession ★★★★

My favorite of De Palma's Hitchcock riffs yet, twisting VERTIGO's underlying sexual atmosphere into a feverish blend of grief, longing, regret and duplicity against a dazzlingly lit Roman/New Orlean backdrop. Cliff Robertson's no Jimmy Stewart (and Genevieve Bujold no Kim Novak), but John Lithgow's hilariously entertaining N'awlins accent easily makes up for any and all performance gaps.