Monday, July 20, 2009

Femme Fatale - December 2002

Highly Recommended - Now playing in discount theaters

Brian de Palma is a master director. With "Femme Fatale," which he also wrote, de Palma shows he’s at the top of his game. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (who can act, believe it or not) plays a jewel thief who double crosses her partners, at the Cannes Film Festival no less. A few years later, she is forced to return to the scene of the crime and must scheme for her survival. The heist scene is as good as any I’ve seen, rivaling the classic "Topkapi" and last year’s "The Score." "Femme Fatale" was inspired by Hitchcock, but is an original.

[2009: I keep meaning to buy a copy of this gem but I still haven't. I last saw it two years ago and was still impressed.]

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