It’s a Brian De Palma
kind of month, with most people giving their two cents on the auteur after having seen Jake Paltrow
and Noah Baumbach
‘s documentary, De Palma
. We also recently launched a career-spanning series in which we will look at all of his films over the summer. De Palma
is one of the more polarizing filmmakers around – one day he makes masterful filmmaking such as Blow Out, Dressed to Kill
, and Carrie and then he pulls out a Mission To Mars
or the quasi-unwatchable Bonfire of the Vanities.De Palma
’s best movie Blow Out, a riff/tribute to Antonioni’s Blow-Up, was a smart, hallucinatory take on voyeurism. John Travolta
and De Palma
evoked Hitchcockian tradition in the best of ways. It’s also the best performance from the actor we’ll likely ever see.
The 75 year-old De Palma
seems to be everywhere these days.