Documentaries about notable filmmakers are always better when the interviews are conducted by people with real understanding of the subject and their world, and De Palma which, focuses on Carrie (1976) and Scarface (1983) director Brian De Palma, has fellow shot callers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow at the helm.
Featuring exclusive, wide ranging and candid interviews with the man himself, De Palma explores his life, his work but also his approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences in the business – some good, some not so great.
He is honest and scathing about the work he has done and the conditions under which they were made. Plus, given his history, he is able to look at both the era in which he started (the 1970s) and compare it to the tastes and priorities of today.
De Palma is out in cinemas now.