New Brian De Palma film debuts today

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HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011-2019) alumni Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten co-star as Copenhagen police officers in Brian De Palma’s Domino (2019). (Image Credit: The Globe and Mail).

Brian De Palma’s Domino (2019) was digitally released today, and it brings out all the worst traits in its extravagant auteur, according to The Globe and Mail. Film critic Barry Hertz goes so far as to write that the film is De Palma’s worst ever, dismissing it for its convoluted writing as well as its aestheticization of violence. However, Hertz goes on to celebrate the director’s stylistic signatures as featured in Domino (his profusion of split-screen shots, his long-distance camera dollies, and his slow-burn set-pieces), and cites an interview with De Palma where the filmmaker says studio interference played a prominent part in the final product.