This week's Lost in Criterion: Adam uses the phrase "film grammar" as if he knows what it means.

Brian De Palma's Sisters (1973) is an homage to Hitchcock that mostly misses. It gets the music right though, wonderfully so, by using frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann. The music is great. The plot and characterization are not. The way certain sequences are shot is not. Particularly a split scene bit that could have been amazing if it didn't feel so amateurish. That's where I start talking like I know what I'm talking about. I don't. So take my complaints with a mound of salt.

Anyway, give us a listen.