Monday, November 4 2013
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.
Thursday, January 31 2013
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
Tuesday, May 29 2012
Martin Scorsese's singular, absurdist comic nightmare from 1985 demands a second (and third) look.
Sunday, January 22 2012
2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.
Tuesday, January 17 2012
In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?
Monday, April 6 2009
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.
Monday, March 24 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street becomes a frightening morality play wherein the morals worth celebrating or demonizing depend entirely upon the viewer.
Sunday, February 9 2014
In terms of historical importance and pure cinematic thrills, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project will be practically impossible to surpass.
Tuesday, December 24 2013
Each of Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio)'s performances -- whether staged for cheering acolytes or anonymous ladies or even a dogged FBI agent -- demonstrates the thrill of his self-defined success.
Sunday, May 20 2012
This is a powerfully intimate portrait of a private man who led a very public life.
Wednesday, March 28 2012
In Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s novel, Jesus is treated as a real person, with doubts and hesitations, even potential weaknesses. More than once, he confesses these doubts: "I'm a liar, I'm a hypocrite, I'm afraid of everything."
Monday, January 19 2015
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".
Monday, December 23 2013
As he does every time he takes on such epic material, America's auteur finds subtext in scope and insight in the increasing downward spiral of his lawless heroes.
Monday, March 5 2012
As much as people want to categorize him, Martin Scorsese has never let himself be boxed in.
Sunday, November 27 2011
Like a labyrinth larded with shards of celluloid sensations past and filtered through the latest in Tinseltown commercial gimmickry, Hugo is an amazing masterwork.
Saturday, June 18 2011
For all its formalism and experimentation, New York, New York fails one of the quantum aspects of the onscreen musical - it provides little to no escape.
Saturday, January 4 2014
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
Friday, January 27 2012
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.
Monday, January 9 2012
LOS ANGELES — There’s only one newcomer to the feature film nominees announced Monday for the 64th annual DGA Awards: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.”
Tuesday, November 22 2011
LOS ANGELES — You think you know by now what you’ll get in a Martin Scorsese movie. Someone will be gothically whacked. A person’s
Tuesday, June 14 2011
A documentary on the life of George Harrison directed by Martin Scorsese is nearly done and is expected to premiere this year, Harrison's widow, Olivia