Brian de Palma

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Blow Out at 40: Brian De Palma’s ingenious thriller remains his greatest
The auteur’s dazzling 1981 masterpiece sees a never-better John Travolta find himself caught in a dangerous murder plot

Scott Tobias

24, Jul, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?
Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?

Oliver Macnaughton

02, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dressed to Kill at 40: Brian De Palma's thrilling yet problematic shocker
The director’s stylish Psycho homage remains a thrill yet continues to face accusations of misogyny and transphobia

Scott Tobias

25, Jul, 2020 @7:10 AM

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My favourite film aged 12: Dressed to Kill
My mother hooked me on an inappropriately precocious diet of horror and suspense – then a solo viewing of Brian de Palma’s dream-like slasher raised the bar

Erik Morse

26, May, 2020 @1:52 PM

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Teenage flicks: the youngest film-makers ever
With the release of 19-year-old Philip Youmans’s acclaimed festival hit Burning Cane on Netflix, here’s a look at other intimidatingly young directors

Zach Vasquez

13, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The best Stephen King movies … ranked!
With It Chapter Two out next month, plus the news that an adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is back on track, we count down the finest big-screen versions of King’s terrifying tales

Graeme Virtue

22, Aug, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Domino review – atrocious thriller is new low for Brian De Palma
The veteran film-maker races to the bottom with an astonishingly amateurish crime thriller that bores, frustrates and bewilders in equal measure

Benjamin Lee

30, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Gong with the wind: the early Oscar contenders that fall by the wayside
From Bonfire of the Vanities to Downsizing, how did the highly touted turn into the long forgotten, and could A Star Is Born be next?

Guy Lodge

27, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Bigelow? Tarantino? Nolan? You share your picks for a Bond director
Our writer picked five possible Bond 25 directors after Danny Boyle left the project and you responded with a long list of alternative picks

Guardian readers

23, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Carrie: the film that captured the true horror of being a teenager
Some coming-of-age films may feature happy endings, but Brian De Palma’s film depicts a bloody world of shame and unwanted power

Eva Wiseman

01, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Al Pacino on Scarface 35 years later: ‘Bombast was what we were trying to say’
The team behind the crime classic reunited at the Tribeca film festival to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary with some awkward moments

Jordan Hoffman

20, Apr, 2018 @2:38 PM

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Spielberg review – deft chronicling of an American cinematic giant
Susan Lacy’s HBO documentary unites the director’s family, peers, critics and collaborators in an engaging look at his vast body of work

Jake Nevins

06, Oct, 2017 @12:00 PM

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