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More Ladies from Brian De Palma: PASSION New Movie Poster and Preview

By at June 15, 2013 | 7:43 am | 0 Comment

More Ladies from Brian De Palma: PASSION New Movie Poster and Preview

With the upcoming Passion, opening this August, we can add Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams to Brian De Palma's decades-long roster of smart, sexy onscreen women. Of course, many situations in which the writer-director has placed his leading ladies have put them in serious peril—raise your hand if the power drill scene in Body Double kinda stuck with you. De Palma's more...

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SCARFACE Back In Theaters for One Night Only

By at August 12, 2011 | 9:13 pm | 1 Comments

SCARFACE Back In Theaters for One Night Only

When director Brian De Palma and screenwriter Oliver Stone loosely remade the 1932 classic, Scarface, they went big. They imploded the crime genre, turning it into an event of epic, bombastic scale with tons of cocaine, lots of money, harsh violence and, of course, Al Pacino's delivery of those flashy, quotable lines of dialogue. It all adds up to the American Film more...

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Just Announced: De Palma’s SCARFACE on Blu-ray

By at March 27, 2011 | 9:25 pm | 2 Comments

Just Announced: De Palma’s SCARFACE on Blu-ray

Within Brian De Palma's film catalog of cinematic excess, 1983's Scarface is his most excessive. And that's exactly why it works. Written by Oliver Stone -- known for his own overdone approaches, of course -- Scarface became an iconic part of movie culture, especially within the gangster genre, because of its over-the-top ways. It's a style just asking to be quoted, more...

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Yes, Black Swan Is Great. And Hilarious.

By at January 12, 2011 | 12:51 am | 0 Comment

Yes, Black Swan Is Great. And Hilarious.

We're a little puzzled by the gushy adoration for Darren Aronofsky's wacky, wild Black Swan. Don't get me wrong, the movie is enticing, carefully directed and creatively shot. But all the awards chatter and "it blew me away" talk sounds a little silly, frankly. Black Swan, in its best moments, is a cornball riot, a mixture of passionate acting, stilted dialogue, and more...

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