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Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma, 1974)

“Fortunately for Phantom of the Paradise fanatics, they won’t need to sell their souls for Shout! Factory’s fantastic dual-format release, not even for ‘The Hell of It.’” Read my review of De Palma’s cult musical masterwork, out now from Shout! … Continue reading

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Passion (Brian De Palma, 2012)

“Dumped unceremoniously into a handful of theaters earlier this year, Brian De Palma’s sexy and savage Passion gets a spectacular Blu-ray transfer (and precious little else in the way of supplements) from Entertainment One.” Read my review of De Palma’s … Continue reading

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The Fury (Brian De Palma, 1978)

“You don’t necessarily need freakishly iridescent blue eyes to see that Brian De Palma’s The Fury is far richer and stranger than the slapdash Carrie clone many cross-eyed critics have made it out to be.” Read my review of Twilight … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema Film Series 1932-1989 Playing Now in Greensboro

Sinister Cinema Film Series, 1932-1989 My film series at the Greensboro School of Creativity is well underway, and I wanted to share with readers the remainder of the screenings.  All films are shown on the School’s incredible 120″ screen, and … Continue reading

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Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980)

“De Palma’s fever dream of fear and desire may never get the deluxe Blu-ray transfer it so richly deserves, but Dressed to Kill still goes straight for the jugular after all these years.” Read my review of the new Blu-ray … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 21 – 23

The Fury (Brian De Palma, 1978) – 3/5 Hard on the heels of his 1976 hit Carrie, De Palma revisits the telekinesis/psychic powers genre with lamentably diminished returns. Granted, there are standout set-pieces – the opening abduction scene, a sequence … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 13 – 15

Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, 1986) – 3.5/5 Lashing together strands of road movie, screwball comedy and domestic thriller, Demme’s day-glo dramedy works best in its first two acts – as gamine Lulu (Melanie Griffith in a Louise Brooks wig) spots … Continue reading

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