Wednesday Editor’s Pick: “Blow Out”

by on April 12, 2011Posted in: Editor's Pick

4:30, 6:50, 9:15 at BAMcinematek [Program & Tix]


Michael Korseky for Reverse Shot:

“Anyone who denies De Palma’s humanity, or sense of tragedy, has a lot of explaining to do in the agonized face of Blow Out (1981), which manages to be at once the director’s most melancholy, gripping, and empathic work, a monumentally humane and grim film, perched ever so slightly on the edge of sadism. The scream is thus recorded, within and without the movie, played back, fraught with horrible memories; it’s the scream of all damsels in distress, the scream of every De Palma heroine, and most importantly, in the film’s world, it’s ‘real.’

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