While undeniably ambitious, writer-director Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of novelist Don DeLillo’s seminally strange White Noise is a shrill, obvious, and often painfully annoying disaster of epic, indulgent proportions.
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.
- Toronto International Film Festival
Stars align as full list of celebrities and filmmakers revealed for TIFF 2012
Once again, some serious star power is headed to Toronto for the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and today the full list of expected stars and filmmakers has been announced.
Films arriving this week include another creepy Stephen King tale, an action adventure about a hitman, the story of a young man’s musical search for his parents, the modern tale of a princess in Manhattan, a family Christmas movie, and the dysfunctional relationship between two sisters.