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They’re all gonna laugh at you – Carrie review

By Simon Miraudo November 25, 2013 I never thought I’d say this about a high school massacre movie, but Kimberly Peirce‘s remake of Brian De Palma‘s Carrie has way too many survivors. (Warning: Incoming spoilers for arguably the most famous film climax ever; one that’s already been given away by decades of pop cultural spoofery, […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Passion review

By Simon Miraudo July 26, 2013 In the notorious ‘How Not To’ book The Devil’s Candy, journalist Julie Salamon documents Brian de Palma‘s efforts to bring author Tom Wolfe’s acclaimed anti-80s satire The Bonfire of the Vanities to cinemas. De Palma’s fastidiousness saw the project run over budget and over time, and the resulting concoction became […]

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Brian De Palma to direct Al Pacino in Joe Paterno flick

It was revealed in 2012 that Al Pacino would star as disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic. According to Deadline, Brian De Palma is now attached to direct the feature, titled Happy Valley. De Palma and Pacino previously worked together on the gangster flicks Scarface and Carlito’s Way. Dave McKenna (American History X) is […]

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Play It Again – Carrie

Play It Again – Carrie. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and Betty Buckley. Directed by Brian De Palma. Rated R. By Simon Miraudo. Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it […]

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Teaser Debut: Carrie

The first teaser for Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie remake offers only a glimpse of the prom night from hell, ending in a blood-soaked Chloe Grace Moretz. The film is among a growing list of remakes fans didn’t ask for, but the Boys Don’t Cry director is betting all her chips on the casting of young Moretz, […]

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Trailer Debut: Passion

Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams are caught up in all kinds of kinky-goings-on in Brian De Palma‘s Passion. McAdams plays a high-powered executive who toys with her shy assistant (Rapace), unwittingly inspiring some devious revenge. Though games of sexual cat-and-mouse are native to De Palma, his latest is in fact a remake of French film Love Crime, starring […]

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Scarface reboot in the works

The legend of Scarface lives on. Universal are rebooting the tale of an immigrant who achieves the “American dream” (kinda) by becoming a violent drug kingpin, Deadline reports. Universal released Howard Hawks‘ original Scarface film in 1932, and followed it with the now-iconic Brian De Palma re-imagining in 1983. Al Pacino starred in the latter as Tony Montana, […]

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