brian depalma

Notebook Reviews: SNAKE EYES

Brian De Palma – 1998 Snake Eyes is an entertaining thriller from genre master Brian De Palma. This is a slick and stylish conspiracy thriller with an impressive cast led by Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise. The film is a bit contrived and it [...]

July 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Brian De Palma – 1990 Movies In Focus has a pretty controversial take on this one: Brian De Palma‘s The Bonfire Of The Vanities is hugely underrated adaptation of Tom Wolfe‘s epic novel – and one of De Palma’s best [...]

March 17, 2021

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 – Kittridge Strikes Back

He’s back! Eugene Kittridge returns to the Mission: Impossible franchise, 25 years after he made Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt ‘very upset’ in the Brian De Palma film which kick-started the series back in 1996.  Henry Czerny will [...]

March 5, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eugenio Mira’s GRAND PIANO

Grand Piano plays like a homage to the work of Brian De Palma, the heir to Alfred Hitchcock’s edge of seat palm-sweaters. Eugenio Mira’s 2013 thriller sees pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) return to performing for the first time in five years [...]

December 29, 2020

Behind The Scenes: Ben Affleck Directing LIVE BY NIGHT

2016’s Live By Night is a luscious and luminous film. It features some beautiful production design and costumes, creating a vibrant world that echoes nearly a century of wonderful gangster movies. Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis [...]

November 30, 2020

Obituary: Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 years old at his home in the Bahamas. The Scottish acting icon won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes over the course his career. Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, [...]

October 31, 2020

Notebook Reviews: BLOW OUT

Brian De Palma – 1981 Blow Out is a first rate thriller from the masterful Brian De Palma – it’s one of his best. John Travolta delivers a great performance as the movie sound man who thinks he has recorded a murder, while [...]

September 18, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Brian De Palma’s SISTERS

Brian De Palma has been compared to Alfred Hitchcock throughout his career. However, he has never been more Hitchcockian than he was with Sisters. It plays like a greatest hits package of the Master of Suspense’s finest moments as De Palma takes [...]

September 13, 2020

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