Brian De Palma is a household name, and for good reason. After decades of pioneering and controversial filmmaking, not to mention a few great Hollywood hits, he’s earned his place in the film world, and yet he is also one of cinema’s most underrated, and underappreciated filmmakers. It’s impossible to talk about modern film without bringing up his films, including Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, to name a few, but some of his lesser-known work is as good or better than those iconic titles.
This whole week has been kind of a blur at TIFF. It’s been hard just finding time to get to everything, let alone blog about it afterwards, so I’m a bit behind, but at the same time I’m trying to process videos and write up reviews and interviews.
In partnership with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, The GATE is pleased to offer fans a chance to win one of five Blu-ray copies of acclaimed director Brian De Palma’s influential gangster epic, Scarface, starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
I find it hard to believe, but the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival is now all wrapped up. It was a crazy 10 days of events, and even though I didn’t find my way into any of the hip special parties, I did have a great time.
Call it a sexy thriller, a heist flick, a character drama, or even a sort of experiential/experimental film noir, but no matter how you want to slice it up, Femme Fatale is one devilish good time that will give you a little bit of everything before you walk away, wondering what to think.