Sisters

Brian De Palma set out to make an homage to Alfred Hitchcock with 1973's Sisters and achieves something a bit better than Hitchcock's 1972 outing Frenzy. Frenzy is pretty low hanging fruit, and it's certainly not the film De Palma was meaning to emulate. That is to say, Sisters has its problems. It's not wholly unenjoyable -- as Pat puts it: "I don't hate this film as much as I've hated some of the others we've watched" -- but it seems like someone who wasn't entirely sure of his own footing trying to cop the style of a much better artist. Which is what it is, I suppose.