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Adam Driver Explains The Paternal Like Relationship Between Actors And Directors


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Adam Driver believes there’s a “weirdly paternal” relationship that develops between actors and directors, something which he experienced when working with one of his heroes, Martin Scorsese.

Driver worked with Scorsese on historical drama Silence and was initially intimidated by the legendary director. However Driver soon found that Scorsese was very good at “demystifying himself” and allowing actors to take ownership of their role.

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Andrew Garfield Says Martin Scorsese Is A 'Gift' To Storytelling


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Andrew Garfield has praised director Martin Scorsese for his work on their Catholicism based film 'Silence', dubbing him a 'master' at what he does. The film is released this week, and it's already received much critical acclaim for its depiction of the journey of two Jesuit priests to Japan in the 17th century.

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'Silence' has been something that Martin Scorsese wanted to work on since the release of his last major religious project , 1988's 'The Last Temptation of Christ'. It's based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo and also stars Liam Neeson and Adam Driver. It explores a period of time where Christianity was prohibited in Japan, though missionaries still ventured there to spread the word of God and suffered desperately as a consequence.

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Silence Review

Excellent

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kindun (1997). And now he has adapted the Shusaku Endo novel into this profound exploration of religion. As seen through the eyes of a 17th century Jesuit priest in Japan, it's a dark, contemplative film that sometimes feels a bit too murky for its own good. But it also has bracing insight into our need to believe.

At the centre of the story is the disappearance of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) as Japan cracks down on foreign religions in 1640, brutally persecuting local converts. Back in Portugal, two of Ferreira's proteges, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), volunteer to go in search of him. But the journey is dangerous, requiring them to trust exiled Japanese drunk Kichijiro (Yosuke Kubozuka) to sneak them into a rural village near Nagasaki. There they find an underground group of devout Catholics who are hiding from the cruel Inquisitor Inoue (Issei Ogata). After they split up to search for Ferreira, Rodrigues is captured by Inoue and interrogated by his interpreter (Tadanobu Asano), who is determined to show him that Christianity can never take root in Japan.

The film has an eerie resonance in today's divisive global climate, where everyone seems determined to protect their own culture from any outside influence, especially a religion that seems to run counter to long-held traditions. But the film's deeper themes explore the idea that we all have a yearning to understand the world and our existence in a way that makes sense to us. So debating the relative benefits of Christianity and Buddhism is actually beside the point. When the movie lets these ideas simmer under the surface, it has real power, especially in Rodrigues' experiences, which are gruelling both physically and emotionally.

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Martin Scorsese Visits Pope Francis Ahead Of Vatican 'Silence' Premiere


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Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese took a private audience with Pope Francis ahead of the world premiere of his movie 'Silence' at the Vatican this week, where they discussed the mission of the Jesuit priests in the 17th century as told in his visceral onscreen tale.

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The premiere today (November 30th 2016) took place following a screening in front of 300 Jesuit priests, which coincided with Scorsese's meeting with the Pope yesterday. Based on Japanese author Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel which spawned a film adaptation by Masahiro Shinoda in 1971, the director has been working on the movie for the last 20 years.

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Silence Trailer


Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests who set out on a dangerous mission to Japan in a bid to find their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who has been missing for sometime. It's the seventeenth century, and despite what the Bible might say about the importance of spreading the Christian word of God throughout the world, there are just some places on this Earth that brutally forbid it. Needless to say, Ferreira has been ousted from the church to which he belongs after publicly denouncing his faith to save his own life. Rodgrigues and Garrpe are about to discover just how violent the world can be towards everything that they've ever worked for when they arrive in Japan. Surely there is no test of faith that can match the journey that lies ahead for them.  

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HBO Changes Its Mind And Cancels 'Vinyl' Season Two


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HBO has announced that period drama ‘Vinyl’ will not be coming back to our screens, despite previously green lighting a second season. The 70s drama, which was created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, suffered from low ratings throughout its first season, despite the big names behind it.

Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’.

In a statement, HBO said: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl'. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

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Jodie Foster Says Anthony Hopkins Was Too Scary To Speak To On 'Silence Of The Lambs' Set


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Jodie Foster has revealed that she was too scared of her co-star Anthony Hopkins to speak to him on the Silence Of The Lambs set. Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Foster said that after seeing Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter during the first day read through, the actor had scared her so much that she didn't want to talk to him again.

Jodie FosterJodie Foster has revealed she was terrified of Silence of the Lambs co-star Anthony Hopkins.

“I never spoke to him because he was so scary,” Foster told Norton. “The first day we had a read through and by the end of it I never wanted to talk to him again – I was petrified.”

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Olivia Wilde Recalls Being Told She Was "Too Old" To Play Leonardo DiCaprio's Wife


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Olivia Wilde has revealed that she was rejected from a role on The Wolf of Wall Street as Leonardo Dicaprio’s wife for being “too old”, after auditioning for the part of the Duchess of Bay Ridge, Naomi Lapaglia.

The 32 year old actress, who was 28 at the time of the audition, told radio presenter Howard Stern that she was told by producers that she was too “sophisticated” for the role in the Martin Scorsese movie. Later, however, she discovered that the term was simply a euphemism for her age.

Margot Robbie was eventually selected for the part at the age of 22, in order to portray the on-screen wife of an actor who was 37 at the time. Wilde was therefore excluded for being too old despite being nine years DiCaprio’s junior.

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'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia Making Documentary On Diego Maradona


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Award winning director Asif Kapadia is to make a new documentary on Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, Variety reports. Kapadia has previously helmed documentaries on racing driver Anton Senna and Amy Winehouse and is also working on a film about British rock band Oasis.

Asif KapadiaFootballer Diego Maradona is the subject of Asif Kapadia’s next project.

Speaking about the project Kapadia said: “I’ve long been a fan of Diego Maradona. I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humour and vulnerability. I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama.”

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HBO Bill Clinton Documentary Stalled Following Rumoured Disagreements Between Clinton & Director Martin Scorsese


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A HBO documentary, directed by Martin Scorsese, about former US President Bill Clinton has stalled. Sources close to the project claim there have been disagreements between Scorsese and Clinton over control of content.

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Bill Clinton photographed in 2013 at a campaign event for President Obama.

Watch: Chelsea and Bill Clinton Speak During the 2014 Clinton Global Initative in New York.

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Martin Scorsese Scraps Bill Clinton Documentary Over Demands


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Martin Scorsese has scrapped his half-finished Bill Clinton documentary over disagreements about control, people brief on the project told the New York Times. The movie was intended to be released to coincide with Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run.

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Parts of the movie were shot over the last two years, notably when Mr Clinton made a philanthropic visit to Africa, however, it has now been shelved indefinitely because the former President insisted on more control over the interview questions and the final version. It was more than Mr Scorsese was prepared to give and the project hit a wall.

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Stephen Fry Is In Martin Scorsese's New Movie, 'Tomorrow'


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Stephen Fry and the singer-songwriter Joss Stone are among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced Tomorrow, the directorial debut of Martha Pinson, his long-time script consultant. 

Stephen FryStephen Fry is among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced 'Tommorowland'

The movie explores the difficulties that many soldiers in World War II had with reintegrating into society. Production began in London on Monday (September 22) and will continue in Wiltshire and Spain.

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'Raging Bull' Copyright Suit: Petrella Given Green Light To Pursue Royalties


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The woman who holds the copyright to a 1963 screenplay has been told that she can pursue infringement claims against the studio behind 1980's Raging Bull. Paula Petrella, whose father Frank Petrella wrote the screenplay she claims led to the acclaimed Martin Scorsese picture, may be entitled to royalties from the movie even though she didn't begin pursuing infringement claims until decades after her father's death.

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Robert De Niro Starred In 'Raging Bull,' The Screenplay For Which Is Undergoing A Copyright Tussle.

Ms. Petrella argues that MGM Holdings Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox are guilty of infringing the copyright of a screenplay written much earlier, with subsidiary company Fox as a named defendant. MGM has disputed whether the movie really was based on Mr. Petrella's screenplay and won dismissal of the lawsuit by arguing that Ms. Petrella had sat on her claims for too long.

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Thought 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Was Bad? Honestly: Belfort's Real Life Was Worse


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The decadence, debauchery, illegality and ignorance portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is something to behold. You’d be forgiven for thinking Leonardo Dicaprio, and the script and characters that surround him, are caricatures of the real Jordan Belfort and friends; over-emphasised for comic effect; blown out of proportion to hit the message home.

Wolf of Wall StreetJonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio live out the lives of those imfamous Wall Street brokers

But the real Jordan Belfort has admitted that while a great deal of the film’s content is true, some of it was even worse during his hedonistic days on Wall Street. If you’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street, then you’ll find that hard to believe.

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Howls With British Box-Office Success


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British audiences proved this past weekend that they have an appetite for serious films, putting three of the year's top awards contenders in the first three spots on the box office chart. New entry The Wolf of Wall Street won the weekend with an impressive £4.7m, a gigantic result considering that the film is three hours long and has an 18 certificate. It's also by far the biggest UK opening for a Martin Scorsese movie. Read our review of Wolf of Wall Street here.

The Wolf of Wall StreetJonah Hill [L] and Leonardo Dicaprio [R] in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The film pushed 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle into second and third places, but both show no sign of dropping off soon. And the awards boost continues with the return of Gravity to the chart, back in 10th place due to a re-release in cinemas (the DVD is still six weeks off).

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Is Here. Are You Ready, UK?


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The Wolf of Wall Street is set for release in the UK today. The big screen adaption of Jordan Belfort's memoir stars Leonardo Dicaprio and teams him once again with Gangs of New York director Martin Scorsese.  Yesterday the film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for DiCaprio.  

The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio [left, centre] in Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' 

Critics have been largely positive about the film, praising its humour and DiCaprio's performance.

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Is 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' The Funniest Movie Of The Year?


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Sure, it's three hours long, but The Wolf of Wall Street has wowed audiences stateside and is planning on wooing the UK this weekend. Martin Scorsese's retelling of the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort is being praised as one of the funniest, wittiest and outrageous films of the year and a standout - perhaps career best performance - from Leonardo Dicaprio has pulled in the movie fans.

Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio [left] in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Belfort was an infamous broker who turned to a life of fraud and corruption in the late 1980s. However, for the most part this isn't a dark tale of criminality. Not at all. Quite the opposite. This is a story of supermodels, luxury yachts, midget throwing and champagne. 

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Box Office Report: "Lone Survivor" Cracks Cold Weekend For New Releases


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Mark Wahlberg’s latest effort – the military drama Lone Survivor– has been a runaway success at the box office, earning an estimated $14.4 million on Friday with a predicted weekend total of $35 to $40 million according to Entertainment Weekly. This could be due to Lone Survivor's heavy promotional campaign, but despite the unpopular release period, Lone Survivor is already a contender for the first big hit of 2014.

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Lone Survivor might even turn into a late Oscar contender.

The next newcomer in the top 5 falls far behind Lone Survivor. The testosterone-fueled The Legend of Hercules only registered a $3.08 million debut, putting it behind Disney’s Frozen, which is still holding on to the second spot with $3.1 million this Friday. Frozen is steadily heading for a likely $15 million weekend and an overall take upwards of $305 million.

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street': More Than 500 F-Words In 179 Minutes!


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The Wolf Of Wall Street is under fire yet again as it's branded the most expletive-ridden film to ever have been released.

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DiCaprio and Scorsese have found themselves stringently defending the new movie

Martin Scorsese's new drama starring Leonardo Dicaprio has taken a serious battering since its release on December 25th 2013, with complaints of its apparent glamorisation of the debauched and criminal antics of real life fraudster Jordan Belfort, and many suggesting that Scorsese had nothing insightful to offer throughout the flick. 

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The Producers Guild Of America Nominate '12 Years A Slave,' 'Her,' 'Blue Jasmine' And More For Daryl F. Zanuck Award


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The members of The Producer's Guild of America have cast their vote and the list of nominee's for their annual Daryl F. Zanuck Awards - their Best Picture category - have been cast. Formerly known as the Golden Laurel Awards, the PGA's are usually pretty accurate at predicting which films will go on to be nominated in the Best Picture category at the Oscars, and their winners rarely differ too.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor's powerful performance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave has made it a favourite for the top honour

American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, 12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street make up the full list of nominees up for awards this year, so don't be surprised to see these films still being discussed vigorously until the beginning of March.

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Review Round-Up: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Gains High Praise


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The Wolf of Wall Street has been highly praised by critics ahead of its US release.

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Leonardo Di Caprio at the US premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street.

The film is based on real events, namely the business dealings of Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who promised his clients far more than he could deliver. He becomes gradually more embroiled in illegal activity and, after investigation by the FBI, is imprisoned for a string of fraudulent offences. The movie is based Belfort's autobiography which has been read worldwide. The writer of The Sopranos, Terence Winter, has adapted the autobiography into a screenplay. 

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Martin Scorsese Allegedly Shamed By Academy Member During 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Screening


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The Wolf of Wall Street has gotten people talking, talking about how good the film is, how real director Martin Scorsese and lead man Leonardo Dicaprio have made the story of Jordan Belfort and how good their chances should be at the Oscars. The film has also gotten people talking in a negative way, with one Academy member in particular supposedly being left thoroughly unimpressed with the glamorous take on excess and corruption.

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Leo's take on Jordan Belfort isn't for everyone

According to a Facebook post from actress Hope Holiday, at a recent screening of the film in Los Angeles, a screen writer, who she did not name, but did say was a member of the Academy, took matters in their own hands in order to tell Scorsese that The Wolf of Wall Street isn't all that. Holiday herself was left thoroughly unimpressed by what she saw at the the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, but not nearly as much as the angred screenplay writer who allegedly confronted the director, actor and a few others.

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Explicit, Gauche, Flashy And Brilliant - Critics Fall For Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street'


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With perennial collaborators Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio entering the ‘I’ve got loads of money and respect, I can do whatever I like’ stage of their careers, a film like The Wolf of Wall Street, which is sarcastic, sardonic, acerbic and big-headed, was always round the corner. It could, however, have been a total disaster.

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When a film about big-money go-getters is made by a set of big-money go-getters – albeit in different professions from their subject matter – accusations of arrogance over substance can be bandied around. Thankfully, Scorsese and Leo’s latest jaunt has lead to one of their finest outings yet.

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Stars Honour David Hockney & Martin Scorsese At LACMA Film & Art Gala [Pictures]


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The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art played host to a host of stars on Saturday night (2nd November). The stars gathered to honour artist David Hockney and director Martin Scorsese at the LACMA Film and Art Gala. In addition to the two honourees, a host of famous names and faces appeared to celebrate the achievements of the famous British artist and New York born director.

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese at the LACMA.

Guests included actors such as Leonardo Di Caprio, who has worked with Scorsese on a number of films included Shutter Island, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street. Other male actors who appeared at the event were comics James Franco and Will Ferrell. 

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Martin Scorsese Honored At LA Art And Film Gala After Saving Film Program


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Director Martin Scorsese has been honoured at this year's annual Los Angeles Art + Film Gala by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Scorsese's work during the financial crisis was vital in preserving the LA museum's film program.

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Martin Scorsese Has Been Honored At This Year's Art + Film Gala.

The Taxi Driver director created The Film Foundation in 1990 to work on film preservation and during Saturday night's (2nd Nov.) ceremony he presented the restoration of four films by French filmmaker Agnes Varda. The annual event aims to bring the flourishing art and movie industries of Los Angeles together and recognises that LACMA is one of California's most important museums, having played a leading role in the area's art scene.

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More


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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

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‘Raging Bull’ Screenplay Copyright Lawsuit Heads For Supreme Court


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A copyright tussle over a boxing movie that was made 33 years ago has come to a head in the USA. Paula Petrella, daughter of deceased screenwriter Frank Petrella, has initiated a court case where she alleges that the 1980 Martin Scorsese-directed movie, Raging Bull, unlawfully infringed upon the copyright of her father's screenplay, written in 1963.

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Robert De Niro Played Jake La Motta.

The movie stars Robert De Niro as boxer Jake La Motta, AKA the nicknamed Raging Bull, whose negative traits - being prone to sexual jealousy, obsession and rage - destroy his relationships with his wife and family and he must battle his many inner demons to get back on track.

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A Week In Movies: World War Z Breaks Out, Madonna Steps Out, Despicable Cast Speaks Up


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World War Z

Filming on Brad Pitt's apocalyptic zombie epic World War Z started two years ago in Britain and Malta, and audiences are finally getting to see the results this weekend. Critics are being hard on the film, but the box office will have the last word.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off this week with the premiere of Breathe In, the new drama from Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), who walked the red carpet with star Felicity Jones. There will be nearly 150 new movies screened in Edinburgh over the next 10 days, along with parties every night with the filmmakers and stars.

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Money Talks In The Trailer For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' [Video]


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Yes it's already that time, that time we get our first look at the Oscar selection that will be on offer by late 2013/early 2014 and first up to bat is the Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf of Wall Street. A real story about the shading, corrupt dealing that happened (still happens) on Wall Street at the turn of the century and the notorious Jordan Belfort, who controlled much of the corruption.

Watch the teaser trailer for The Wolf Of Wall Street 

Belfort is a majorly successful, multi-million dollar-earning stockbroker and motivational speaker from New York who is making enough money to fritter through it as he pleases. In 1998, the real secret behind his quickly accumulated wealth is uncovered and a string of fraudulent activities surrounding stock market manipulation; including money laundering and mob infiltration, lands Belfort in jail. Even in jail he managed to squirm through the legal system and only ended up serving 22 months in prison after being given a 4 years sentence, even after famously refusing to cooperate with police during their ongoing case to expose major corruption on Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street is his story.

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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis And Martin Scorsese Reunite For King Of Comedy Screening At Tribeca Film Festival


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The King of Comedy is thirty years old and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the star of the mad-cap kidnap comedy Robert De Niro decided to air a special screening of the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday (April 27). De Niro, who co-founded the film fest with Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff twelve years ago, attended the anniversary screening alongside the movie's director, Martin Scorsese and his co-star in the movie, the legendary Jerry Lewis.

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Robert De Niro at the start of the film festival last week

The three reunited on stage at the Borough of Manhattan Community College before the screening to deliver a few preliminary laughs prior to the feature presentation, with De Niro admitting that he hasn't seen the film in "at least 25 years," saying after, "I'm very curious to see it. If I'm not too embarrassed, I'll stay here after."

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Gangs Of New York Is Coming To The Small Screen, And Martin Scorsese’s At The Helm


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Martin Scorsese will build up on the 2002 success of Gangs of New York by teaming up with Miramax to take the story in the realm of television. Rumours surround returns to the franchise for Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz.

“The series will draw from the multitude of events surrounding organized gangs at the turn of the century and shortly thereafter in America, not only in New York, but in other cities such as Chicago and New Orleans and the birth of organized crime in America'” reads a statement from Miramax. "This time and era of America's history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film," Scorsese explains. "A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life. I am excited to partner with Miramax in telling these stories". Richard Nanula, chairman of Miramax and a principal at Colony Capital, said of the project: "No one better exemplifies what the new Miramax is and will be better than Martin Scorsese.

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Martin Scorsese To Create A New Show, Based On His Own 'Gangs Of New York'


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TV Geeks everywhere will have something to look forward to, as Martin Scorsese is teaming up with Miramax to bring Gangs of New York to the small screen.

The series will be based on the eponymous 2002 big screen drama, which was directed by Scorsese and starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Cameron Diaz. From the initial report, there’s a lot to get excited about. Set in the late 1800s, the TV show will explore the period far beyond the scope of the original film. It will focus not only of gangs in New York, but also Chicago, New Orleans and other cities around the US.

"This time and era of America's history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour film," Scorsese explains his decision, quoted by Entertainment Weekly. “A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life.”

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Martin Scorsese On Board For Bill Clinton Doc


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HBO have confirmed that a documentary surrounding the powerful political figure, Bill Clinton, will be directed by Martin Scorsese. There is, however, no confirmed date as to when it will air, neither is there a title. 

"A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world," Scorsese said in a statement. "Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure." Scorsese has forged a close working relationship with HBO, working on two separate documentaries with them, as well as with the entertainment side of their broadcasting, as he helmed the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire, which has recently wrapped up its third season, with more on the way. Scorsese, of course, brings a wealth of moviemaking prowess with him, which will transform any documentary into a cinematic event as well as a fact-telling endeavour. As was the case with 41 - the doc about George H.W. Bush, which premiered last summer - Clinton's will be made with his full cooperation.

"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," President Clinton added. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as President, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience."

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Spike Lee, Brett Ratner and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis Thursday 19th April 2012 attends the Tisch School Of The Art's Gala 2012 at

Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis
Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis

Martin Scorsese - Martin Scorsese, his daughter Francesca Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris Sunday 26th February 2012 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower Hotel - Arrivals

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and BAFTA Sunday 12th February 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals

Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta

Guest, Martin Scorsese and BAFTA Sunday 12th February 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals

Guest, Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese, Graham King and Bafta

Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese - Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese Monday 6th February 2012 AARP Magazine's 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Backstage

Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone

Martin Scorsese - Helen Morris, Martin Scorsese Thursday 12th January 2012 17th Annual Critic's Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese Tuesday 10th January 2012 The National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street hall - Inside Arrivals. New York City, USA

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square Monday 28th November 2011 Royal Film Performance 2011: Hugo in 3D at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals London, England

Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square

Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese and Ziegfeld Theatre - Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese, New York City, USA - at the 'Hugo' premiere shown at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Monday 21st November 2011

Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese and Ziegfeld Theatre
Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese and Ziegfeld Theatre

Lorraine Bracco and Martin Scorsese Tuesday 4th October 2011 HBO documentary screening of 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' at Alice Tully Hall New York City, USA

Lorraine Bracco and Martin Scorsese
Lorraine Bracco and Martin Scorsese
Trudie Styler and Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Bracco and Martin Scorsese
Lorraine Bracco and Martin Scorsese

Sir Paul McCartney and Martin Scorsese - Sir Paul McCartney and Martin Scorsese London, England - George Harrison UK film premiere held at the BFI Southbank - Arrivals. Sunday 2nd October 2011

Sir Paul Mccartney and Martin Scorsese
Sir Paul Mccartney, Martin Scorsese, Nancy Sorrell and Olivia Harrison
Sir Paul Mccartney and Nancy Sorrell
Sir Paul Mccartney, Martin Scorsese, Nancy Sorrell and Olivia Harrison
Sir Paul Mccartney and Nancy Sorrell
Sir Paul Mccartney and Nancy Sorrell

Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards Sunday 18th September 2011 The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Steve Buscemi, Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Steve Buscemi, Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards

Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards Sunday 18th September 2011 The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater LA LIVE - Press Room Los Angeles, California

Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards
Martin Scorsese and Emmy Awards

Martin Scorsese Wednesday 14th September 2011 Boardwalk Empire season 2 Premiere New York City, USA

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

Hugo Trailer


Hugo is a twelve year old boy who lives in Paris and loves mysteries. One day, in 1930, his father presents him with a wind up figure. His father tells him it's a music box that a magician probably built. The only thing missing is the key used to wind up the music box. The keyhole is in the shape of a heart. Hugo and his father want to find the heart shaped key - whose whereabouts is a mystery - so they can make their music box work.

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Shutter Island Trailer


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'Round Midnight Review


Excellent
In 1986, director Bertrand Tavernier turned his attention to... the growth of jazz in 1950s France, courtesy of black American expatriates? An odd choice for the director of Coup de torchon -- and featuring Martin Scorsese in a supporting role no less -- but Tavernier could write his own ticket at the time, and write it he did.

The story is as threadbare as something that might have been conceived over bottomless goblets of wine at 3am in a smoke-filled Montmartre jazz club. Francis Borler (François Cluzet) is absolutely obsessed with sax player Dale Turner (real-lilfe musician Dexter Gordon), to the point where he leaves his pre-teen daughter at home and spends his nights sitting outside clubs in the rain while Dale plays his sax inside.

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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Review


OK
At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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Mr. Warmth:The Don Rickles Project Review


OK
At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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The Departed Review


Excellent

Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to elevate Inside Man to the upper echelons of its genre, Martin Scorsese has taken The Departed, based on an intriguingly simple premise, to its own heights by infusing issues that have concerned him ever since Mean Streets. Along the way, he makes room for some memorable performances, not the least of which comes from the most likely of sources.

The Departed is based on the Hong Kong blockbuster Infernal Affairs, in which a cop goes undercover in the mob while the mob places one of their own as a mole in the police force. In Scorsese's version, the scene shifts to Boston, where mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) puts loyal-from-boyhood employee Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) through police training. As Sullivan rises through the ranks, Special Investigations Unit chiefs Queenan (Martin Sheen) and Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) recruit rookie Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to get "kicked off" the force and do time to gain Costello's confidence.

All of this happens before the opening titles.

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Shark Tale Review


Good
It would be really interesting to see what an R-rated version of Shark Tale might encompass. All the mafia-related gags might hold more punch. The subplot, involving one shark's disappointment in his son, might reveal what a PG version can only hint at. As it is, though, we're left with a kids' film that, while consistently funny, is more cute than clever.

The story begins when Oscar (Will Smith), a working-class fish with fame and fortune on the brain, runs afoul of his boss, Sykes (Martin Scorsese), a puffer fish with the largest eyebrows known to aquaria. Deep in debt, Oscar is taken out to pasture by Sykes' Jamaican jellyfish goons (a hilarious Ziggy Marley & Doug E. Doug). Enter Lenny (Jack Black), a shy shark out on a mission to be toughened up by his brother Frankie (Michael Imperioli) on behalf of his shark mob boss dad, Don Lino (Robert De Niro). One thing leads to another, and suddenly it appears as if Oscar has slain Frankie.

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Casino Review


Very Good
The way I see it, Martin Scorsese has one problem: He's in love with the sound of his own voice, as it comes out through the dialogue of films like GoodFellas and now, Casino. Clocking in at three long hours, Casino is an entertaining and engrossing film, but just drags a simple story into a sprawling, epic tale that desperately needs a little trimming.

Based on a true story, Casino is the tale of Sam Rothstein (Robert De Niro), the best of the old bookmakers, who is hand-picked by his mob bosses "Back Home" to go to Las Vegas to run the Tangiers Casino. Sam has to contend with managing the bosses' skim going out the back door, cheats at the tables, the law breathing down his neck, and strung-out hustler Ginger (Sharon Stone), whom Sam falls for, and, despite his better judgment, eventually marries. Add to the mix Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), who basically reprises his role from GoodFellas as a "problem solver" with a temper from hell, and it's pure chaos in the high-glamour world of 1973 Las Vegas.

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Clockers Review


Weak
After the first 2 minutes of Clockers, during which a parade of bloody crime scene photos are splashed on the screen, you'll be ready to put down your popcorn. After the first 15 minutes, you'll be bored enough to go buy some more.

You can't imagine how sick and tired I was of hearing the hype surrounding Clockers, Spike Lee's latest film about (surprise!) African-Americans in Brooklyn who get into trouble with drugs, murder, and betrayal. Every other critic on the planet will probably say they love Clockers so as not to appear uncool. I'll give it to you straight.

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The Grifters Review


Excellent
I love everything about con games: stories about con games, playing my own petty con games against my wife and friends, and especially movies about con games.

From The Killing to The Sting to House of Games, American cinema is littered with awesome movies about the con. The Grifters is one of the genre's darkest entries, a somber and almost unbearbly tragic tale of a bookie's errand girl, Lily (Anjelica Huston), her estranged, small-time crook of a son, Roy (John Cusack), and his psychotic slut of a con artist girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening).

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With Friends Like These... Review


OK
Hollywood farces are always hard to pull off, and this one-joke movie proves increasingly frustrating despite a few bright moments. Robert Costanzo stars as an out-of-work character actor in L.A. who gets the call to read for the part of Al Capone in an upcoming Scorsese film. Of course, he blabs to all his friends and soon enough, they're all up for the part. Most of the film's scenes are predicated by "You gotta promise not to tell anyone..." and of course they invariably do. But backstabbing has never been more repetitive. By the time Scorsese makes his cameo appearance, give yourself a point if you still care who gets the part. Watch for Bill Murray in a stellar yet miniscule role.

A Decade Under The Influence Review


Weak
A lot of myths surround American cinema in the 1970s: That it was a product of the drug culture, that film's been in decline since then, that Easy Rider is in any way a good movie. All points worth arguing, and it makes sense that the late director Ted Demme would want to pursue the matter. His film Blow was a love letter to '70s film, and showcased all of the wonderful things about the era (the open-mindedness, the need to experiment), as well as its flaws (willful overindulgence). A Decade Under the Influence is another love letter, and it has its problems. In its overenthusiastic urge to put '70s film icons on pedestals, it winds up ignoring the fact that the young turks of the '70s played a major role in destroying the film revolution they engineered.

Yet, for the most part, Decade is a hoot for film lovers, showing legendary posters and key scenes from classics like Klute, Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde, The Last Picture Show, Annie Hall, and scads of others. That underscores the brilliance of performances by Robert DeNiro, Jack Nicholson, and Jon Voight, but the heart of the film are its interviews with the holy gods of '70s cinema: Martin Scorcese, Robert Altman, Dennis Hopper, Sydney Lumet, and over a dozen others. Sydney Pollack comes across as the wisest and most engaging of the interviewees. Early on, he points out how distant young directors felt from the stories they'd see in Hollywood blockbusters produced by the studios, which Schrader calls a "decaying empty whorehouse." Maybe Easy Rider was an awful movie - which it is - but it had a lot more to say to young America than Cleopatra and Hello Dolly.

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My Voyage To Italy Review


Excellent
I'm not sure who the target audience is for Martin Scorsese's four-hour history lesson about Italian cinema and its effect on his life and his work, but let's put that aside for a moment.

For 246 minutes and two stuffed-full DVDs, Scorsese takes the viewer who's willing on an epic journey through the movies of Italy, starting with the Neo-Realist movement that sprung from the aftermath of World War II. Snippets of Italian movies are shown, with Scorsese narrating about their historical importance and/or impact on him, personally. Sometimes he'll show various versions (old print vs. new print, American TV version vs. original version) in order to aid your understanding of the work.

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie Editing Review


Very Good
While "magic" may be a little strong, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing is a surprisingly interesting film. If you're a filmmaker or an aspiring critic, it may well be essential viewing.

This documentary is precisely what it's title purports to be, an in-depth and instructive look at movie editing that literally spans 100 years of film history, from The Great Train Robbery to Cold Mountain. Through interviews with a copious number of directors and editors, The Cutting Edge covers everything from basic editing techniques like the matching of cuts to modern editing theory as inspired by MTV and The Matrix. The film goes into extreme detail in parts, like when we get to see James Cameron's trick of removing one frame per second out of Terminator 2 to give it more momentum and realism. It's all a little bit insidery and self-congratulatory, but the movie works far more often than not. Any film buff will find it hard not to like.

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The Hi-Lo Country Review


Good
Duel in the Sun meets It's a Wonderful Life -- in the oddest of ways. The Hi-Lo Country gives us Harrelson and Crudup as best friends in post-WWII New Mexico, where cowboys still rule a land forgotten by time. Over two rather dragging hours, a story of Harrelson's affair with the married Arquette unfolds, with Crudup lusting for the girl as well (not to mention while he courts Cruz), and Sam Elliott's evil cattle baron overseeing it all (and corrupting Harrelson's brother, Hauser). Got all that? Hi-Lo often ventures into the realm of the truly baffling, but it isn't without its charms, as Harrelson is quite engaging in his role.

Gangs Of New York Review


Extraordinary
Because Martin Scorsese's blood runs Big Apple red, it's a remarkable coincidence his first project following September 11 is Gangs of New York, a magnificent drama that seems to spring directly from the panic, violence, pain, and fear the terrorist attacks wrought on the director's hometown. In the wake of 9/11, the master of Mean Streets was almost expected to weigh in and help close the door on our national tragedy.

Over the course of his career, Scorsese has proven he fully understands the tension that once fuelled - and continues to fuel - this powder keg of a city. With Gangs, he rewinds the clocks to present a vicious social and political history lesson that retraces New York's early steps in an effort to better understand the many ingredients of the current Melting Pot.

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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams Review


Bad
At the risk of sounding disrespectful to one of filmmaking's masters, Akira Kurosawa couldn't dream his way out of a paper bag.

Based on Akira Kurosawa's Dreams -- a film consisting of, you guessed it, a bunch of his dreams put on film and strung together one after another -- Kurosawa didn't have dreams any more interesting than you or me. George Bush's dreams -- that I'd like to see. Saddam Hussein's dreams -- that'd be a hoot! But a creative filmmaker naturally has kooky, inspirational dreams. And of course they're complete nonsense.

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The Age Of Innocence Review


Good
Little Marty Scorsese, directing a period piece? Well, it is set in New York. Only it's the late 1800s and everyone is in frilly dresses and smokes cigars. Daniel Day-Lewis takes center stage as a high-society type engaged to Ryder but entranced by her cousin Pfeiffer. How to choose between two very different girls? Ah, such is the dilemma of life. Very pretty, very long, very cold, and very tidy.

Shark Tale Review


Bad

"Shark Tale" is the kind of flashy and colorful but insultingly trite Hollywood regurgitation that far too often gets a pass under the excuse that "it's just a kids' movie."

The computer-animated comedy from some of DreamWorks' "Shrek" team begins with a burst of promising imagination, establishing an undersea metropolis that includes a coral-reef Times Square populated with graffiti-covered whales, Rastafarian jellyfish and one very empty (rimshot, please!) sushi restaurant.

Then the plot kicks in and the characters start talking -- and it's all downhill from there.

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The Muse Review


Good

Sharon Stone has always been an under-rated actress, but she may finally get her due with her sparkling comedic turn in the title role of "The Muse," as a literal, inspiration-spawning, divine daughter of Zeus living the good life as a hanger-on in La La Land.

With vivacious whimsy she plays her fussy, pampered, domineering demi-goddess -- the secret spring of creativity for Hollywood elite when their tapped-out talent needs divine intervention -- as a mix of Norma Desmond and the Spice Girls in both attitude and wardrobe.

Martin Scorsese comes to her for advise on a "Raging Bull" remake. So does James Cameron. "Stay away from water," she advises him. "No sequel?" he pouts.

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Silence Movie Review

Silence Movie Review

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Silence Trailer

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Life Itself Movie Review

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The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

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Seduced and Abandoned Movie Review

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Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses...

Milius Movie Review

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A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest...

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

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An essential documentary for movie fans, this exploration of the work of iconic filmmaker Roger...

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