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Everywhere you look, filmmakers are talking about how they make films — from behind-the-scenes featurettes for each episode of a cable series to now-ubiquitous YouTube interviews with directors of even the most artless action movies. So perhaps it’s no wonder that the most august of fests, the 53rd New York Film Festival, is presenting documentaries on filmmakers Brian De Palma, Nora Ephron, Haskell Wexler, Robert Frank, Jia Zhang-ke and even one-time producer Ingrid Bergman. It’s a bigger reflexive lineup than at any Nyff in recent memory.
No film embodies this trend better than “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” which examines the two legendary auteurs through interviews with Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Richard Linklater and other filmmakers. Yet in a strange twist, despite garnering acclaim in Cannes, Telluride and Toronto, it was overtly snubbed by Nyff’s director, Kent Jones — who also happens to be the director of “Hitchcock/Truffaut.”
As Jones wryly notes, »
- Gregg Goldstein
Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s fleet and bountiful portrait covers the career of the number one iconoclast of American cinema, the man who gave us Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, and Carlito’s Way. Their film moves at the speed of De Palma’s thought (and sometimes works in subtle, witty counterpoint) as he goes title by title, covering his life from science nerd to New Hollywood bad boy to grand old man, and describes his ever-shifting position in this thing we call the movie business. Deceptively simple, De Palma is finally many things at once. It is a film about the craft of filmmaking—how it’s practiced and how it can [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
“Murder In Soft Focus”
Brian De Palma’s crime thriller/horror flick, Dressed to Kill, was a controversial release in 1980 for its depiction of violence against women and its sexual content— nevertheless, it was a successful entry in the director’s oeuvre during the most fruitful period of his long career. The film was released in America with an “R” rating—but only after De Palma, under protest, compromised with the ratings board and agreed to cut some footage, re-edit a couple of sequences, and change some lines of dialogue.
De Palma’s preferred unrated version of the film was released on home video not too long ago, but The Criterion Collection has seen fit to issue a new, 4K digital restoration, supervised by the director, of what might have been an “X”-rated picture back in the day. The results are gorgeous. De Palma’s thrillers »
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun - New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
In the World Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, the director takes a trip with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, the composer for Inherent Vice, The Master and There Will Be Blood. Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach's De Palma on Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Mission To Mars, The Untouchables, Obsession, Redacted and Carlito’s Way director Brian De Palma and the 53rd New York Film Festival poster artist Laurie Anderson’s Heart Of A Dog are three of the Special Events to look forward to.
László Nemes’s Son Of Saul (Saul Fia), starring Géza Röhrig, Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival and Hungary's 2016 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film is being screened as a Film Comment Presents. Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave and John Boorman »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)
Please Note: This review is of both the film and the new Criterion DVD and Blu-ray releases which are both available now. When the discs were originally scheduled for release in August, there was an error in the transfer of the film which is discussed on Criterion’s page here. A second pressing of the discs ...
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- Jonathan Stryker
Praise is coming in from Venice for De Palma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's documentary the winner of this year's Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney notes that "despite the highly influential support of Pauline Kael throughout the peak years of his prolific five-decade career, director Brian De Palma has often been sidelined in the critical conversation—at least compared to the rest of the 'youth group' that hit Hollywood in the early '70s, namely Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola." This "delicious documentary portrait" (Variety) gives him his due. We also have reviews of Criterion's release of De Palma's Dressed to Kill (1980). » - David Hudson »
“De Palma,” the first documentary in which Brian De Palma talks in-depth about his life and career, world-premiered positively at the Venice Film Festival Wednesday. Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, and also De Palma himself, spoke about how he got drawn out to make this candid reflection on an extraordinary career.
Noah and Jake, you are from different generations than Brian and you’ve never done a documentary before. How did this one come about?
Jake Paltrow: It really comes out of our friendship. Noah and I have known and admired Brian De Palma as a director since we were very very young. Making this movie comes out of us spending so much time with him, and talking to him about making films, and watching films. I can’t tell you how many films I’ve been introduced to by Brian, and Noah, and our group.
Brian De Palma: and vice-versa. »
- Nick Vivarelli
A24 acquired worldwide distribution rights to Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow‘s documentary “De Palma,” the company announced Wednesday in advance of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film explores the career and legacy of director Brian De Palma, who will be on hand in Venice to receive the festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. De Palma’s filmmaking career began in the 1960s and his body of work includes such acclaimed and diverse films as “Carrie,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Blow Out,” “Scarface,” “The Untouchables” and “Mission: Impossible.” Also Read: HBO Suspends Pre-Production of Brian De Palma »
- Thom Geier
Read More: Venice Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Brian De Palma After handling Asif Kapadia's breakout hit "Amy," indie distributor A24 is has just announced their acquisition of another insightful documentary about an icon in "De Palma." Directed by Noah Baumbach ("Mistress America," "Frances Ha") and Jake Paltrow ("Young Ones," "The Good Night"), the film paints a portrait of legendary director Brian De Palma, who is set to be honored this week at the Venice Film Festival with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The documentary promises an honest and candid discussion with the one-of-a-kind director, exploring his illustrious 50-year career, in which he went from New Hollywood bad boy to highly respected film veteran, and directed celebrated and diverse films such as "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill," "Scarface," "Blow Out" and "Mission: Impossible." About »
- Tarek Shoukri
De Palma will be in Venice to receive the festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The movie will also play at the New York Film Festival at the end of the month.
De Palma’s career has included “Carrie,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Blow Out,” “Scarface,” “The Untouchables” and “Mission: Impossible.” The doc covers De Palma’s singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his experiences navigating the film business.
“Noah and Jake have not only created a funny, nuanced and deeply insightful portrait of one of the world’s most masterful and uncompromising filmmakers, but they have »
- Dave McNary
This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of September 8th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.
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- Ryan Gallagher
When Dressed to Kill was released in 1980, the Village Voice famously ran a point-counterpart take on the movie, with veteran critic Andrew Sarris slamming it as "derivative," while then-newcomer J. Hoberman called it "dazzling." But despite the highly influential support of Pauline Kael throughout the peak years of his prolific five-decade career, director Brian De Palma has often been sidelined in the critical conversation — at least compared to the rest of the "youth group" that hit Hollywood in the early '70s, namely Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. Two longtime
- David Rooney
Criterion beautifully restores Brian De Palma’s early masterpiece, Dressed to Kill, his 1980 title often lumped in with a quartet of other films categorized as Hitchcockian riffs, criticized or celebrated for how they playfully exhume style, narrative and tone from iconic titles. Although it’s nearly impossible to discuss the film without an acknowledgment of its obvious homage, it’s also a strikingly original piece in its own right, one that most easily sidesteps the derivative trappings of the ‘anxiety of influence’ theory thanks to its complex design as a critique on rigid social constructions.
Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) is an unhappily married housewife, saddled with husband number two, a man whose underwhelming lovemaking she describes to therapist Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine) as the root her problems. When her precocious teenage son (Keith Gordon) declines to go on a lunchtime museum trip, Kate goes alone, and becomes involved in a casual tryst with a stranger. »
- Nicholas Bell
September 8th is shaping up to be another great week for horror and sci-fi fans as we’ve got a lot of great home entertainment releases to look forward to. The good folks over at Scream Factory have two great releases coming out on Tuesday, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven’s Shocker and Astron-6’s comedic homage to Giallo films, The Editor. For all you Jason Voorhees die-hards out there, not only do you have a special 2-Disc Collector’s edition of Crystal Lake Memories to look forward to, the original Friday the 13th films are also getting re-released in several double feature packages on Tuesday.
Other notable releases for September 8th include Supernatural: Season 10, Dressed to Kill from Criterion, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and for those of you kids at heart out there, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is arriving on DVD as well. »
- Heather Wixson
The three-year run of Hannibal, one of the most visually and narratively innovative series ever to air on television, broadcast or cable, came to a breathtaking conclusion Saturday night. I have already confessed to a bit of selfish melancholy that there will be no more surprises, no more opportunities to get lost in the show’s radical approach to reimagining Thomas Harris’s well-known and well-trodden scenarios, and no more sweet, agonized anticipation over what form the show, probably the most envelope-pushing of any network show ever aired, might take in its own becoming. But I must also confess that I couldn’t be more satisfied with the way Hannibal, all three seasons now fully unveiled, was orchestrated to a beautifully modulated finish that illustrated the truly expressive and even transcendent (of the limitations of a more audience-friendly, more comfortingly linear structure and tone) achievement of Bryan Fuller’s series. »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Holy mother of caftan-covered cliffhangers!
Mistresses‘ Season 3 (and possibly series) finale ended with a heartbreaking death; a sweet (and mutual) declaration of love (without any running-through-the-airport ridiculousness); the strong suggestion of an impending suicide attempt; the introduction of a reality TV crew; and — yes, we’re saving the “whoa, Nelly!” for last — a startlingly creepy reveal of Luca Raines’ actual killer.
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To recap, Karen said a tearful, thankful goodbye to her erstwhile lover Vivian — who, before she succumbed to sepsis of the liver, made a deeply touching »
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Since its beginning in 1963, the New York Film Festival has grown into one of the more anticipated stops for film fans on the festival circuit, with the 2014 incarnation of the festival alone seeing Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl make their world premiere at the event. As the festival’s importance has grown, the lineup presented has also piqued the interest of film fans. With the 2015 event set to run from September 25th to October 11th, a second wave of the lineup has now been announced to go with the previous Main Slate announcement.
The festival had previously announced that Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk would be the opening night film, making its World Premiere at the event, and the Don Cheadle film Miles Ahead would be the closing night feature, also making its World Premiere. The following films, with their official synopses, will also be playing at the event. »
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