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Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma's SISTERS Goes Criterion

Out now from the Criterion Collection, comes the Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Sisters. It's the director's (Carrie, Raising Cane, Scarface, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables) first film where he began to develop the style he became known for, with split screens,...

Criterion in October 2018: SISTERS, SHAMPOO, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Fassbinder and More

The Criterion Collection certainly walks its own path in making films available on Blu-ray. In October 2018, for example, traditionally a month when distributors focus on horror titles, Criterion will be issuing only one thriller that might fall into that...

Critical Distance: An Introduction, Inspired by DRESSED TO KILL

The last movie I watched in 2016 was Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill, which was almost a random selection from the numerous discs I've bought but haven't watched yet. I first watched the movie on broadcast television, sometime in...

Blu-ray Review: CARRIE Still Scares

Directed by Brian De Palma, Carrie is one of the all-time greats in the canon of horror. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie collectively scared the living hell out of America as the awkward, oppressed daughter and zealot mother duo --- and they...

Blu-ray Review: RAISING CAIN Re-Cut Rocks

Raising Cain is a film that had me screaming at the drive-in along with a friend in 1992 (yes drive-ins still existed then, and still do). John Lithgow's portrayal of Dr. Carter Nix and all his varied personalities and roles (Cain,...

Antoine Fuqua in Talks to Direct a New SCARFACE Film

Deadline reported this afternoon that Antoine Fuqua is in talks to helm another 're-imagining' of a contemporary American classic. The director of the upcoming The Magnificent Seven film may take a stab at updating a gangster favorite, Scarface.   The...

Hey Toronto! It's Time to Get Your De Palma Voyeurism Fix

Over the course of what promises to be a long, hot, sticky summer, what better way to escape the streets and enter the sleazy, dreamy, violently dark ouvre of Brian De Palma. With the release of Jake Paltrow & Noah...

Oak Cliff 2016 Interview: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE's Jessica Harper Returns To The Paradise

It’s crazy to think that at 24 years of age, Jessica Harper made her onscreen debut in a film that would live forever in the hearts of its passionate fans. Those who love Brian DePalma’s 1974 rock opera masterpiece, The...

Pretty Packaging: BODY DOUBLE Gets A French Edition To Double-Dip For

Earlier this year, French distributor Carlotta Films announced that they would be releasing a new series of "Ultra Collector" boxsets. Aiming at four releases a year, each of these would feature a remastered edition of a beloved (yet underrated) film,...

New York 2015 Review: Getting To Know DE PALMA's Rabbit

Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's documentary, De Palma, begins with its beloved subject discussing the first time he ever saw Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the profound impact it had on his sense of storytelling and general cinematic philosophy. In discussing...

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Scream Factory Part Two

Did you know we aren't even halfway through our 2014 Gift Guide? Part of that is the special attention I'm paying to Scream Factory. This is part two of the multi-part series showcasing all their titles for the year.  As...

70s Rewind: Brian De Palma's CARRIE, In Pictures And Posters

A touchstone for modern horror, Brian De Palma's Carrie remains a brutal and brutish look at the ultimate outsider: a teenage girl who can move things with her mind. Stephen King's first published novel, released in April 1974, reportedly sold...

Review: PASSION, Great Erotic Fun That Doesn't Hold A Candle To De Palma's Best

After the experimental political polemic Redacted and the gun-for-hire mess The Black Dahlia, Brian De Palma has returned to what should be his comfort zone; a violent, erotic thriller which he actually wrote himself. In fact, every scene of Passion...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In August

Okay folks, let's get to it. Here are five independent features opening theatrically this August in the U.S. that just may be worth your attention and dollars. Two of the films I have seen, and the other three I am...

Review: Brian De Palma Gets Out A Mixed-Bag Of Old Tricks For PASSION

After the experimental political polemic Redacted and the gun-for-hire mess The Black Dahlia, Brian De Palma has returned to what should be his comfort zone; a violent, erotic thriller which he actually wrote himself. In fact, every scene of Passion...