“Passion” isn’t Brian De Palma’s first remake, but it may be his worst: an over-inflated, melodramatically hot-blooded version of what was a cool French thriller.
The French film, 2010’s “Love Crimes” from Alain Corneau, starred Ludivine Sagnier as the ambitious but mild-mannered No. 2 to a snaky executive played by Kristin Scott Thomas. When Thomas’s character grabs a promotion by claiming credit for Sagnier’s ideas and work, Sagnier murders her. Which is when the fun begins. (More…)