Let’s begin with The Clayton Brothers (Rob & Christian). One was born in Ohio, the other in Colorado, and now they both reside in California:
My brother put it perfectly when he turned to me while the credits were rolling and said, "De Palma could have made a really interesting movie about The Black Dahlia; but he didn't."
As a die-hard fan of the old De Palma classics from the 80s, it breaks my heart to report that his new flick is a cinematic tragedy. Simply put, the De Palma of old is gone daddy gone. No more jaw-dropping camera work, no more edge-of-your-seat suspense. Now all we're left with is a plain-looking, two and a half hour borefest.
My advice: skip this picture and rent Body Double instead. We must always remember that contrary to his last few disasters, De Palma was once a true auteur.
In closing, check out the zany Dutch artists Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs: