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'Art Rebels' Squeezes Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese into the Same Box

Paul Lopes's Art Rebels is a study that tries (and only partly succeeds) to fit two great artists -- Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese -- into clearly defined categories.

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Scorsese and Dylan: A Match Made in Fantasy

In Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, a cinematic genius and a Nobel Prize-winning musical icon pair for a magical and purposefully deceptive look at rock 'n' roll life in the mid-'70s.

Film

The Darkness Within: 13 Films That Burrow into Our Psyches

These 13 films help us understand horror as an important mode of cultural expression, as a means to explore the dark inner recesses of ourselves and our society.

Film

All Things Seen and Unsaid in Scorsese's 'The Age of Innocence'

Scorsese's outlier drama of manners has aged well... mostly.

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'Becoming AFI' Might Have Benefited from a Good Scriptwriter's Input

The history of this important American cultural institution is vital and appreciated, of course. If only the text had more "life" and "color" in it, as a good film does.

Film

De Niro's Rupert Pupkin Is Far More Menacing and Relevant Today Than His Travis Bickle

What is it about Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy that made its menace too intense for audiences than other gangster dramas of the '80s?

Film

Surviving the Moral Narrative of 'Taxi Driver' 40 Years On

"You do a thing and that's what you are." So what does that make us, the voyeurs in Travis Bickle’s world?

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If He Were Still With Us, 'Life Itself' Would Be Worthy of Roger Ebert's Praise

Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.

Film

10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

Film

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?

Film

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.

Film

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.

Film

The Month In Pop Entertainment: November 2013

Feast on a cornucopia of entertainment options this month.

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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.

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Tie Goes to the Computer: 'Side By Side'

Christopher Kenneally's documentary does its best to level the playing field between celluloid and digital cinema, but here even fairness can be a losing battle.

Film

An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.

Film

Go Play in Traffic: 5 Movies About Kids That Are Better Than 'Hugo' and 'True Grit'

Precocious cherubs and wise-beyond-their-years savants are a Hollywood staple, but they don't really reflect the state of actually being a kid. Here are a five good, great, or interesting films that are far more effective in portraying that being a kid is a really weird thing to be.

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The 5 Greatest Martin Scorsese Oddities

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

Film

Kenneth Lonergan's Film 'Margaret' Finally Emerges After Six Years of Delays

Though a very long time in coming, the much-anticipated Margaret very recently made brief runs in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, greeting packed houses wherever it went.

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'Hugo': A Love Letter to Cinema

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.

Film

The 100 Essential Directors Part 8: Jean Renoir to Douglas Sirk

From Jean Renior through Douglas Sirk, there may be some choices that raise an eyebrow. While each of the directors we look at today might not be on every cinephile's list of great directors, they absolutely merit inclusion for their distinct visions and dedication to their craft, some despite their questionable personal lives and politics.

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When Time Twists Within Itself: 'Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies'

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies explores the connections between the birth of the motion picture and the evolution of modern art, particularly Cubism.

Music

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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'Stones In Exile': An Autobiographical Rock 'n' Roll Bible

By exiling themselves to small-town America's "Main Street", the Rolling Stones began serving up a rich, steamy gumbo of sounds they certainly didn't invent, but undeniably put their stamp upon.

Comics

Azrael #1-3

Scorsese-inspired and Petraeus-infused, Fabian Nicieza and Ramon Bachs' new Azrael is an incendiary powder keg, commenting one everything from the War on Terror to its title character's relevance to the very purpose of faith.

Film

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.

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Shine a Light

Rarely do movies change my mind about anything, rarer still about rock 'n' roll, but Shine A Light did just that.

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Shine a Light

While the coming together of the Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese has been heralded as an event, Shine a Light is only fitfully absorbing.

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New York, New York

Scorsese films Liza Minelli like a '40s musical screen goddess, and she repays him with one of her most relaxed, assured acting performances.

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Taxi Driver: Collectors Edition

The extras driving this Collector's Edition of Taxi Driver.

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Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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