Femme Fatale ★★★★★

de palma morphs film noir and hitchcock thrills into a trashy, eurosleaze con-artist heist movie set in the world of paparazzi and models (an easy gateway into textual and metatexual doubles, costumes, images, performances) and winds up with one of the horniest, most formally-controlled oddities of his career where cameras and fantasies and smoking hot babes can literally change reality. movies i did not expect to be thinking about while watching a de palma film: Olivia, Showgirls, Final Destination, Mulholland Drive, Deja Vu.

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