Wednesday, May 10, 2006

New York Observer's Charles Taylor on Brian DePalma's neglected masterpiece Casualies of War:

De Palma has long and stupidly been accused of being a misogynist because his films show violence against women (by that logic, Schindler’s List is anti-Semitic). It’s always the holes left by the deaths of his women characters that hover over his movies ... Now, when we are once again being eaten alive by what we are doing, we could do worse than turn to a movie that is both unflinching and rejects cynicism and despair, that holds some hope for the possibility of acting decently, though no promise that doing so will leave us unscarred. This American masterpiece still awaits discovery.

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