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Surviving the Moral Narrative of 'Taxi Driver' 40 Years On
11 Feb 2016 // 8:45 PM
"You do a thing and that's what you are." So what does that make us, the voyeurs in Travis Bickle’s world?
Martin Scorsese's Best Marriage of Film and Music Is Showcased in 'Goodfellas'
4 Nov 2013 // 8:14 PM
Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker and often just as brilliant at incorporating music into his work. Nowhere have those skills shone brighter than in Goodfellas.
Scorsese vs. Scorsese: Tales of Two Dreamers
15 Apr 2014 // 8:30 PM
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?
Waltzing with Wilco
6 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM
As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.
'Keith Richards: A Life in Pictures' Makes Addictive Eye Contact With the Living Legend
8 Mar 2016 // 8:05 PM
A lot of rock stars are hard to look at, either because when one gets up close you can see they've got simply too much crazy-eye, or dead-eye, or entitled-eye.
Sex & Drugs & Stocks 'n' Blow
24 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM
The Wolf of Wall Street becomes a frightening morality play wherein the morals worth celebrating or demonizing depend entirely upon the viewer.
10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)
26 Feb 2015 // 4:59 AM
Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.
Double Take: Mean Streets (1973)
19 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM
Starting today at PopMatters, "Double Take" does for film what "Counterbalance" does for music. Film geeks Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick regularly examine the "500 Greatest Films Ever Made".
Anger Drove Martin Scorsese to Make 'Wolf of Wall Street'
4 Jan 2014 // 11:17 PM
Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting
Oscars 2012: Five directors, five approaches
27 Jan 2012 // 5:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — They have worked in diverse disciplines — acting, screenwriting, theater, television, exploitation films — were born in three countries and have made radically dissimilar movies.