Friday, February 1 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.
Wednesday, May 30 2012
Martin Scorsese's singular, absurdist comic nightmare from 1985 demands a second (and third) look.
Monday, January 23 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.
Wednesday, January 18 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.
Monday, January 9 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Tuesday, April 7 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, May 21 2012
This is a powerfully intimate portrait of a private man who led a very public life.
Thursday, March 29 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, February 27 2012
Martin Scorsese makes it hard for you to forget why film is the single most important medium art has to offer, and if you’ve forgotten, he does a damn good job of reminding you.
Wednesday, November 23 2011
As much as Hugo is being touted as Scorsese's foray into 3D, Méliès' images, flat, awkward, and strangely beautiful, are its most memorable.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
"People say I'm the Beatle that changed the most," George Harrison muses in George Harrison: Living in the Material World. "The whole thing is to change, to make everything better and better."
Tuesday, March 6 2012
As much as people want to categorize him, Martin Scorsese has never let himself be boxed in.
Monday, November 28 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.
Friday, February 18 2011
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.
Monday, November 1 2010
Goodfellas was so great its largest "fault" was its own success; that it inspired so many lame, shameless rip-offs.
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…
Tuesday, January 10 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 tenuous…
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…
Tuesday, April 5 2011
The powerful psychological drama "Taxi Driver" leads this week's lineup of new Blu-ray titles. Deftly directed by Martin Scorsese, "Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Edition" (Sony,…