Highly polished, brutally manipulative suspense picture that mines the familiar Hitchcockian themes of voyeurism and misogynistic violence. The title character (Faye Dunaway) is a trendy Manhattan photographer who develops a disturbing psychic ability to visualize gruesome murders before
they occur. A police lieutenant (Tommy Lee Jones) takes the case, offering support to Laura, whose friends and models are rapidly falling victim while Jones tries to unravel the threads of the mystery. Parts of the film are nasty enough to grip the audience, but a large portion is muddled and
sometimes laughably pretentious. The film is coscripted by John Carpenter from his 1974 st...