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If #metoo existed back when “Hurlyburly” (1998) was being filmed, a mob of anarchist feminists would have descended on the set and murdered all the male characters. Historians can debate whether we’d be better off. Anyway, this is probably the worst of those 1990s movies that tried to portray the vacuousness of Hollywood wheeling-dealing. It’s definitely the most misogynistic. And to think, 15 years later, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey would team up again for “House of Cards.” And by the time she negotiated an equally inflated salary, he’d get me-tooed and she’d ultimately lose her job. It’s next-level karma.

Gotta say one thing about Chazz Palminteri, he plays a heckuva well-dressed psychotic a-hole. What made him a terrible spokesman for Vanilla Coke makes him the perfect choice for antagonist in “Diabolique,” a 1996 remake of a 1955 French film. Enjoy the film noir double crosses and a love triangle that includes Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani. Stone reallllly gets into the film noir thing – all lipstick, cigarettes and red nail polish. My general dislike for Palminteri had me hoping Stone and Adjani would get away with murder and then have a hot makeout scene. My wish was partially granted.