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Brian De Palma

"De Palma": Directors Cut: Blood Everywhere

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's all there in Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow's ("Young Ones") long take documentary on the 50 year career of one of America's great innovative film directors. Triumphs and tragedies, back stories and back stabbing, mostly brutally honest, sometimes euphemistically elliptical, straight ahead, unblinking testimony laced with great film clips and stories of the emergence of the American New Wave.

De Palma: The Director's Director Still Horrifies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow pay tribute to Brian De Palma in the best way possible in the documentary, De Palma, by showing his work. Wit...

Movie Review: Genre Is A Woman, Brian De Palma

Robert Brenner | Posted 06.02.2016 | New York
Robert Brenner

We tend to think of genre movies--cops, cowboys, kung fu, bikers, vampires, slashers, sexploitation, etc.--as an exclusive boy's club. Male directors ...

Here's The Strangest Thing You Didn't Know About 'Mission: Impossible'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.28.2016 | Entertainment

"Mission: Impossible" turns 20 years old this month. Besides launching a series that continues to have box-office success, the movie featured a sort o...

American Horror Story's Bloody Gay Mess

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

The creators behind American Horror Story: Hotel should go back and do their homework. Scratch that: They should be given an F and expelled from Scary School.

Mission: Impossible at 50 (ish)

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.

Carrie Me Back

Jon Eig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Pierce's version is in most respects more realistically grounded. Whereas De Palma went for broader characterization, particularly in his villains, Pierce shows some nuance.

De Niro at 70

John Farr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This Saturday marks a milestone for perhaps the finest screen actor of our times. Robert De Niro is turning 70.

Legendary Filmmakers Talk Movies and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talk with legendary filmmakers, gay and straight alike, at the 15th annual Provincetown International Film Festival press luncheon, including Ed Lachman, John Waters, Brian De Palma, Christine Vachon, Mary Harron, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Malcolm Ingram, and Jeffrey Schwarz.

Ed Pressman and Al Pacino Set to Make Paterno Film

Rob Taub | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Ed Pressman is putting together what looks to be a very interesting and controversial feature film about Joe Paterno. Brian De Palma is set to direct and Al Pacino will play the legendary yet ultimately disgraced coach.

Old is New Again: Frances Ha and He's Way More Famous Than You

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Noah Baumbach's new film Frances Ha is cut from the same cloth as Lena Dunham's Girls. Written with Greta Gerwig, who stars as Frances, shot in black ...

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You get the feeling that Ruben Fleischer would have been happy to make an homage to the gangster movies of the 1940s (filtered through both a 1970s and a 21st-century perspective) when he was making Gangster Squad.

Toronto's Lights Are Brightest Downtown

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the chopper returns, you'll get gorgeous views of the Toronto Islands, the largest urban car-free community in North America and perhaps Toronto's best geographical treasure.

Al Pacino Tackles Controversial Football Coach Joe Paterno

Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

Al Pacino may play Joe Paterno in a new movie about the late Penn State football coach, reports Deadline.com's Mike Fleming. The film would be bas...

WATCH: Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace Get Their Black Swan On

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment

Just when you were missing "Black Swan," Brian De Palma goes and takes the story (a lesbian love story with a dark edge) and sets it in an office. ...

An End to "Found Footage" Films -- Please!

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm declaring a moratorium on the "found footage" mock documentary. And, while we're at it, how about the same thing for movies shot to look like they're hand-held documentaries, even when they're just fiction films?

Science Transcends the Lab -- and the Silver Screen

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

While it may seem on the surface that Portman's Oscar is incongruous with her background in scientific inquiry, there are many interesting connections between Hollywood and the science world.

Brian De Palma: Mad At His Distributor, Sick Of The Media, And Over O'Reilly

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brian De Palma, the writer/director of the controversial new film Redacted, opening Friday, took a few minutes to talk to Huffington Post the other da...

Brian De Palma Gets In Shouting Match With His Iraq Film Financier

Radar | Laurie Heifetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A seething feud between Brian De Palma, director of the fictional Iraq war documentary Redacted, and the film's financiers, billionaire Mark Cuban's M...

Brian De Palma's On His Iraq Docu-Fiction Comeback

Globe And Mail | James Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Suddenly, Brian De Palma is hot. Again. The veteran director - 67 today - has been in the film business for at least 40 years and made almost as many...