For those of you who have received my mix CD’s as December holiday gifts… you’re familiar with what is affectionately called “The Cheemix”. Today is a day for that. I’ve posted a bunch of other things I’ve written for various school projects. Here’s another:
Claim: Femme Fatale or What’s Brian DePalma Thinking?
A lesbian jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival leads to a double cross leads to a suicide leads to a stolen identity leads to a photographer leads to… who knows? In this weaving heavy handed film laden with inside jokes thumbing its nose at Hollywood and Bizarro world Hitchcockian references, subplots are really plots and seeming randomness becomes the key to understanding. Twists and reversals make a script great. Yanking peoples emotional chains and playing cinematic mind games generally makes people angry. Yet, and this is the big one, it’s fascinating. You might want to throw things but you have to know what’s going to happen. That’s the most annoying part of this movie. Once you come to grips with the fact that nothing is what it seems you have to know the truth. You know the whole things a set-up, but how? Why? It’s hard to say it’s horrible. (Not impossible, though). It might be- but not boring. This is a film for adults. Not just because of the utterly bizarre and gratuitous striptease scene, but because you have to think. You might not want to or like it… but think you will. As a side note: Rebecca Romijn- Stamos is a model. Hello? A model. Brian DePalma keeping her silent during the first quarter of the movie doesn’’t erase the fact that she’’s the “Femme Fatale” of the title and eventually, to let us know what’’s going on, she must speak.
Too much deja vu
Really, what’s going on?