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Book vs Film: Carrie

Almost every one of Stephen King’s books has been put to film, with some standout hits (Misery, The Shawshank Redemption) and some embarrassing failures (The Dark Tower, Maximum Overdrive). But it all started with Carrie – King’s first major published novel and first film adaptation. It’s disappointing to see, then, that Brian De Palma’s Carrie […]

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Cult Column: Scarface

Miami. 1980. Al Pacino is a Cuban refugee looking to make it big in the land of opportunity. Enticed? You should be. Scarface, Brian De Palma’s 1980 three-hour thriller, begins rather ominously; the credits inform us that of the 125,000 Cuban refugees that arrived in Florida, 25,000 of them had criminal records. A rom-com this […]