the bonfire of the vanities

Bruce Willis Retires From Acting Because Of Health Issues

The family of Bruce Willis has announced that the 67-year-old star is “stepping away” from acting because of health issues. Willis has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, a condition which impacts cognitive abilities – it can affect [...]

March 31, 2022

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He 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 [...]

September 11, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brian De Palma’s DOMINO

  Any Brian De Palma is better than no Brian De Palma. That’s the way to look at any film from one of cinema’s greatest thriller directors. However, it’s a serious shame that 2019’s Domino feels like the master has had his edges [...]

September 11, 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

Review: Brian De Palma’s DOMINO Is A Disappointing Dud

Any Brian De Palma is better than no Brian De Palma. That’s the way to look at any film from one of cinema’s greatest thriller directors. However, it’s a serious shame that Domino feels like the master has had his edges shaved, leaving [...]

July 30, 2019