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  • The Fan

    The Fan

    ★★★½

    Probably the only Tony Scott film you never hear anyting positive about. But, hey, I like it.

    The King of Comedy as a genre film? There's another pointer to Scorsese in the repeated use of Stones on the soundtrack (yes, Gimme Shelter can be heard at one point). And I really De Niro in this, more so than in just about anything he has done in the last couple of decades. Damning with faint praise?

    The photo montages that begin…

  • The Fury

    The Fury

    ★★★★

    Having recently binged my way through the entire Friday the 13th-franchise, and found part 7 to be the absolute lowpoint, I needed a fun movie about psychics to wash the bad taste out of my mouth. Then I listened to a De Palma episode of «The Suspense is Killing Us», and rewatching The Fury seemed like the right choice.

    Useless bit of trivia I picked up on when I watched it this time: of the three women (I think) in…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    Merry christmas, folks! Welcome to the party, pal. Ho-ho-ho.