"BRIAN DE PALMA'S B-MOVIE DREAMSCAPE ABOUT GLOBAL DISTRESS"
Yesterday, Armond White posted his "2019 Mid-Year Movie Reckoning" at National Review. "Box-office figures don’t enlighten," White's article begins. "Thanks to inflation, they’re no longer an index of popularity. Aggregate website figures are only a consensus of the cultural fringe meeting the media elite. And that’s the reality we face at Mid-Year Reckoning. The situation is made even more dire by the cablecast of CNN’s disinformation series The Movies. This is what happens when a lesser form cannibalizes a higher form — the non-symbiotic relationship of film and television is disguised as a celebration. But there are a few movies worth the attention of readers who reject mainstream media hype."
White then lists, alphabetically, "the year’s best so far," and includes Domino, writing, "Brian De Palma’s B-movie dreamscape about global distress, is uncomplicatedly political and the best kind of comeback: driven by compassion."
A couple of weeks ago, World Of Reel's Jordan Ruimy posted the results of a "critics poll," finding that Jordan Peele's Us was "named best movie of 2019 (so far) according to over 150 critics." While Armond White was not one of the "film critics, journalists, bloggers and entertainment reporters" who were polled, there was one participant who included Domino in his top five: James Morrison, a film historian at Claremont McKenna College.