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relationship to images
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but metaphysically"
-Collin Brinkman

De Palma on Domino
"It was not recut.
I was not involved
in the ADR, the
musical recording
sessions, the final
mix or the color
timing of the
final print."

Listen to
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that have happened
in the news"

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Washington Post
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Karoline Herfurth
Leila Rozario

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AV Club Review
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Sunday, February 2, 2020
'PASSION' #26 ON CRITIC'S BEST OF 2010s DECADE LIST
RYAN SWEN - "KIND OF A PERFECT RATIO OF POLITICAL & PLAYFUL DE PALMA"
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/passionelevatorwide.jpg

Ryan Swen, a freelance film critic who writes for The Film Stage and Seattle Screen Scene, among others, includes Brian De Palma's Passion at number 26 on his list, A Top 100 of the 2010s. "Among other things," Swen tweeted yesterday, along with the screen grab above, "kind of a perfect ratio of political and playful De Palma." Swen's number one film of the 2010s is Mariano Llinás' La Flor from last year, a formally-adventurous 14-hour film made up of six episodes.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:06 AM CST
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Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:40 AM CST

Name: "JJ Abely"

I'm not surprised. This is yet another case of a De Palma movie that will be regarded as a masterwork years after its release. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:08 AM CST

Name: "Jakub Votýpka"

I appreciated some of the aspects of the movie the second time around. But 26th on the best of the decade? No way. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:08 PM CST

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

The cinematography is like a beautiful corporate painting. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:45 PM CST

Name: "anonymous"

Visually "Passion" has a lot to offer. Story wise straight to dvd material. De Palma is due for a big hit. When this filmmaker is down and out he pulls a rabbit from the hat and is back in the good books. Eager to see what he does next.

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:24 PM CST

Name: "tex"

I've been waiting to see a great DePalma film for two decades and he has yet to deliver on that promise. Really, did DePalma think he was going to change the course of Iraq with Redacted? No one at the time wanted to see Redacted regardless of the filmmakers intentions with this angry You Tube movie that needed ultra-violence of an extreme confronting nature which isn't there in the movie. Apart from the beheading scene. Passion is a minor second tier film for this filmmaker regardless of the corporate slick nature of the visuals. Domino is best forgotten as the filmmaker has disowned this turkey. Will DePalma capture his glory days? I hope so. I just don't know. I hope this filmmaker revisits the sci-fi genre where I have always believed he could do some of his best work.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:29 AM CST

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

With Redacted, De Palma was trying to get across what was being censored, mainly the photographs-- which is why he was so angry when his producers censored the photographs at the end of the movie. In any case, the film was the first time De Palma was invited to screen at the New York Film Festival, so yes, someone wanted to see the movie (which had also won the director prize at the Venice Film Fest).

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 3:49 AM CST

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

I would have seen PASSION over twenty times on disk and film hooks me in from the beginning to the end. DePalma is a visual hypnotist and his use of color is one of the seductive highlight of this film.

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