brian depalma

A Touch Of Sadness Over MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6

I’m a little sad that the Mission: Impossible franchise is going to end its 20 year streak of having each filmed directed by different director. Brian De Palma lit the blue touch paper back in 1996, John Woo continued the franchise, J.J Abrams [...]

December 1, 2015

Tom Cruise: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 Shoots Next Summer

It looks like Mission: Impossible 6 is a go. Tom Cruise has stated that he plans to return to the role of Ethan Hunt next year (‘We’re starting to work on it now. We’ll probably start shooting it next summer’). That would make the gap [...]

July 31, 2015

Blu-ray Review: CARRIE – It Ain’t Subtle

Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie can be accused of many things, subtlety, however is not one of those things. It’s always tough trying to adapt a Stephen King novel for the screen, but it’s even more difficult when that novel has already been adapted [...]

April 19, 2014

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma’s PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

Brian De Palma has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him being accused of ‘borrowing liberally’ from [...]

February 8, 2014

Sean Connery: Movie Star

Sean Connery is one of the great all-time movie stars. The Scottish actor has always had a strength and maturity buried deep within every character he has ever played; a resonance that adds an important layer to every role. He originated the [...]

August 25, 2013

Review: British Gangster Film ST GEORGE’S DAY

I’m not really a big fan of British gangster films, they’re usually derivative and much too pleased with themselves to be entertaining. However, St George’s Day snuck up on me and surprised me in a big way. Not only is the film enjoyable, but [...]

September 7, 2012

John Carpenter: Hollywood For Carpenter

The Films Of John Carpenter have always been a group of films that have intrigued and inspired me. I was in my teens before I discovered that he himself was inspired by the work of Howard Hawks, a director that, by that time in my life I had grown [...]

March 13, 2012

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