Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill ★★★★

This was a very interesting one, and admittedly maybe not for the reason De Palma intended. You can clearly tell this film was directed by a man, as it employs several shots and moments that objectify its women, but in many ways, that puts you inside the heads of the two female leads. The men of this film are almost all dangerous and seedy, and this style of filmmaking causes the audience to be even more sympathetic and fearful for the main characters in this world of predators. I’m not inside the man’s head, so I don’t know De Palma’s intentions when it comes to his story choices, but reading it a different way adds a layer of depth to this slick, well-shot thriller, which definitely made me enjoy it quite a bit more.

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