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Who’s That Knocking at My Door is really everything you’d want from a Scorsese debut. The film is a pencil sketch of so many ideas and concerns – both stylistically and thematically – that fascinate Scorsese even today. The movie … Continue reading
Whenever I try and put into words why I love Brian De Palma, I always seem to struggle. Much of De Palma’s appeal lies in his visual command. His ability to convey emotion and suspense with camerawork and editing is … Continue reading
I only just saw California Split yesterday but it’s been buzzing around in my head ever since. I can’t stop thinking about the casual, breezy tone Altman creates. Both performances by George Segal and Elliott Gould are fantastic. I keep … Continue reading
If there was ever a shining example of a movie being summed up in one shot it’s this moment from Taxi Driver (1976). Martin Scorsese’s seminal urban noir is full of visual flourishes and audacious camera moves. He plunges his … Continue reading
I’m a big, big fan of Joe Dante. He has a unique stylistic personality, one which combines cartoony humour, ghoulish shocks and B-movie affection effortlessly. He’s always climbing higher and higher up my list of favourite directors with every passing … Continue reading