Why is Brian De Palma so tremendously respected? I've never seen any film of his that I thought was better than decent, and some are just dreadful, like the one I'm trying to watch right now, Phantom Of The Paradise. It's like somebody tried to make a quaint and abstract movie, but just didn't have the talent to support it. And yet De Palma is a huge name, especially amongst movie buffs, I don't get it.
Mission Impossible was ridiculous. (Numbers two and three at least had some faint grounding in reality.)
I tried to watch Carlito's Way last year, but I don't remember anything about it.
Raising Cain was unwatchable.
Blowout was OK, I guess, but didn't seem to have made much of an impression on me, I mainly remember the theatre I watched it in.
Hi Mom was just weird.
Mission To Mars was an unremarkable blockbuster attempt. The same for Bonfire Of The Vanities and The Untouchables. And Ronin.
Scarface was uninteresting. Not even Michelle Pfeiffer kept my interest on it.