I love Brian De Palma and have been meaning to watch this film for a long time. Body Double is probably my favorite De Palma of all time but really all of his films are just so special. 349 more words
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In 1958 a ship from another world lands in Centerville, Illinois and the entire town’s population disappears. 512 more words
Though I was happy Criterion was doing an edition of Brian De Palma’s 1981 “Blow Out,” I had some trepidation that it would not live up to my memories of the film as one of the greatest of the “paranoid thrillers”—a misnamed genre in that the paranoia always underestimated the extent and ruthlessness of the conspiracies. 1,287 more words
Nancy Allen turns 67 years old today, and we’re happy to wish this lovely lady a big happy birthday!
If the name isn’t ringing a bell, the face should: Allen appeared in plenty of genre flicks, some of which are now recognized as iconic films. 101 more words
1987 was an incredibly rich and varied year for film, from family favourites to brainless action to body horror, it was nothing if not diverse. Amongst the slew of releases there was an action flick that attempted to be something more than just another facsimile of everything else out there by mixing brutal ultra-violence with biting social commentary, that film was Robocop. 416 more words