Tim Pelan

Rats In the Attic: William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist’

  By Tim Pelan Forty-five years after its powerful debut, and with all the attendant publicity, analysis and second-hand knowledge,…

2 months ago

Subject to the Requirements of the Service: Peter Weir’s ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’

  By Tim Pelan Asked by Debbie Lynn Elias of Behind The Lens Online on what compels the director Peter…

3 months ago

Scorsese On the Ropes: The ‘Kamikaze’ Film-Making of ‘Raging Bull’

  By Tim Pelan Scorsese’s Raging Bull is not your dad's boxing movie. It's certainly not a story of conventional…

3 months ago

The Greater the Truth, the Greater the Damage: ‘The Insider,’ Michael Mann’s White-Collar Thrill Ride of Corporate Malfeasance

  By Tim Pelan Few filmmakers can take a whistle-blowing dramatization of real life potentially dusty legal shenanigans and news…

4 months ago

Play for Play: How The Color of Money’s ‘One For Them’ Assignment Reignited Martin Scorsese’s Hunger for the Work

  By Tim Pelan After 'The Last Temptation' was cancelled in ’83, I had to get myself back in shape.…

4 months ago

40 Years of Hurt, Face-Hugging Dreams of Breathing: Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

Alien poster art by Brian Taylor   By Tim Pelan Ripley's words to the Xenomorph in Alien 3 sum up…

5 months ago

To the Wonder: The Lyrical Appeal and Influence of Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’

  By Tim Pelan Richard Donner, director of The Omen, the Lethal Weapon series, The Goonies, but oh so especially…

5 months ago

‘Miller’s Crossing’ at 30: A Lamentation of Losers by the Coen Brothers

  By Tim Pelan After the success of Raising Arizona, Joel and Ethan Coen were given the chance to do…

5 months ago

‘Goodfellas’ at 30: Martin Scorsese’s Anthropological Goodlife Through a Lens

Photographed by Barry Wetcher © Warner Bros.   By Tim Pelan As far back as I can remember, director Martin…

5 months ago