BOOM! #004: Redacted

I was largely won over to Brian De Palma thanks to the compelling arguments put by BDP maniac Scott at Cinema de Merde, but I really don’t like Redacted, it just feels like a bunch of actors pretending to be torn-from-the-headlines badass soldiers (which might be just what De Palma was aiming for; who knows). That’s not to say that there aren’t some very well-executed elements; but as a whole there is too much missing.

That said, when De Palma plays about with textures and media, like with the IED/website sequence shown here, it definitely steps up a gear.

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