Femme Fatale ★★★★★

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, well that was something else! Felt like I just watched a 2 hour fever dream. Even if this film wasn’t a masterpiece, the opening 15-20 minutes and the final 10 minutes still make it essential De Palma. Incredible performance by Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas is as fun to watch as ever. Too much sex appeal for one movie to contain!!!!!! Blends Hitchcock with Lynch with Verhoeven????? I mean, as far as narratively structured films go, this has gotta be up there for one of the most efficient and well-executed. It’s like a later career revisit of BLOW OUT but with an extremely sexy angle. 5 stars in the most genuine fashion.

Watched on HBO Max