Friday, January 14, 2022

Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct (1992)

Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct is the greatest of all neo-noirs and the greatest of all neo-Hitchcockian thrillers. It's a very grown-up movie. It's intelligent, provocative, unsettling, sexy and honest. It was controversial at the time and remains controversial today.

And of course the links with Hitchcock's Vertigo are striking. Sharon Stone is even made to look like Kim Novak.

I've reviewed this movie at Cult Movie Reviews - here's the link to my review.

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