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Monday, November 4 2013

Martin Scorsese's Best Marriage of Film and Music Is Showcased in 'Goodfellas'

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

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

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

“Different Rules Apply”: On Pure Filmmaking and 'After Hours'

Martin Scorsese's singular, absurdist comic nightmare from 1985 demands a second (and third) look.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

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

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

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.


Columns

Tuesday, April 15 2014

Scorsese vs. Scorsese: Tales of Two Dreamers

The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?


Monday, April 6 2009

Waltzing with Wilco

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.


Reviews

Monday, March 24 2014

Sex & Drugs & Stocks 'n' Blow

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

A Night at the Movies with Marty

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

No Lessons Are Learned in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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

'George Harrison: Living In the Material World': The Definitive Statement on Harrison

This is a powerfully intimate portrait of a private man who led a very public life.


Wednesday, March 28 2012

The Passion of 'The Last Temptation of Christ'

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."


Blogs

Monday, December 23 2013

Greedfellas: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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.


Tuesday, March 6 2012

The 5 Greatest Martin Scorsese Oddities

As much as people want to categorize him, Martin Scorsese has never let himself be boxed in.


Sunday, November 27 2011

Diamonds in the Dream Factory: 'Hugo'

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

Start Spreading the News: 'New York, New York' (Blu-ray)

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.


Friday, February 18 2011

The Animal Inside: 'Raging Bull' (Blu-ray)

This is an epic tragedy, with a hateful anti-hero at the center whose flaw may be a total lack of redeeming social or personal value.


News

Sunday, January 5 2014

Anger Drove Martin Scorsese to Make 'Wolf of Wall Street'

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

Oscars 2012: Five directors, five approaches

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

Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese receive nominations for DGA Award

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

‘Hugo’: A kinder, gentler Martin Scorsese

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

Expect Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary this year, says Olivia Harrison

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


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