#68 – SCREAM 4 and the films of Brian De Palma and Sidney Lumet

Neve Campbell returns as beleaguered heroine Sidney Prescott, now a best selling self-help author, in Wes Craven's 'Scream 4.'

Joining John and me this week is Tom Meek, film critic for The Boston Phoenix and President of The Boston Society of Film Critics.

Up for discussion is Wes Craven’s Scream 4; Jee-woon Kim’s I Saw the Devil, which plays May 6th and 7th at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theater; the films of Sidney Lumet, who sadly passed away on April 9th; and the films of Brian De Palma, whose 1981 thriller Blow Out will be released by the Criterion Collection on April 26th.

John Lithgow, as the sociopath Burke, and Nancy Allen, as the prostitute Sally, en route to Philadelphia's Liberty Day celebration in Brian De Palma's 'Blow Out' (1981).

For our picks of the week, we recommend the Blu-ray release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Luchino Visconti’s 1954 film Senso, Jeff Malmberg’s award winning documentary Marwencol, Claire Deni’s White Material and the BBC’s Road to Coronation Street.

We recorded this episode at Panera Bread in Brookline, Ma, directly across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theater.

Click on the links below and enjoy the show!

About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head co-founded the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce. He has more than 2,000 published articles at IGN.com. His filmmaking interviews, reviews and features have been published at AOL, Script magazine, Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. He is also the host of the Diabolique Webcast at DiaboliqueMagazine.com. You can contact him directly on Twitter at twitter.com/stevehead.