When I say something is the greatest something of a something, I do not say so lightly. Thus: Blow Out is the greatest American movie about America of the 1980s. This is heavy stuff, I know.
Writing about any De Palma movie is a rare thrill for me, given the space he occupies in popular culture today and given how much ink, digital and real, has been accorded to dissecting his work since forever ago. So I jumped at the opportunity to write about Blow Out, his best movie*, for its 40th anniversary.
You can read the full piece over at Paste Magazine.
*My most basic film critic opinion, so there.