Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s Greed Trilogy: ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Casino,’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

By H. Perry Horton The master filmmaker and a deadly sin.There aren’t any official trilogies in the filmography of Martin Scorsese, though you could …

Wolf of Wall Street

Reform of Vatican communications & Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” headline SIGNIS World Congress 2017

(S+L Photo: Filmmaker Abdul-Rehman Malik (far left), Patrice Brodeur (left), Fr Tom Rosica (middle), and Jaime Carril Rojas (right) discuss “Building …

Catholicism

Tavernier’s Journey Through French Cinema Is More Revel Than Crash Course

The key word in the title is <i>My.</i> Bertrand Tavernier's three-hours-and-change film-essay is not a history lesson. It's an invitation to take the seat …

Los Angeles

Ray Liotta Reveals Why Martin Scorsese Cast Him in Goodfellas

Ray Liotta has played dozens of crooked cops and creepy killers, but it was actually his vulnerability that inspired Martin Scorsese to cast the …

TV

4 Great Films About Loners (That Look At The Darker Side of Loneliness)

<i>Graeme Robertson with four great films about loners…</i><p>Do you ever feel lonely dear readers? Do you ever sometimes feel that you just don’t quite fit in …

Robert DeNiro

37 Amazing Mirror Shots That Prove Cinema Loves A Good Reflection — Watch

A beautiful supercut from The Auteur Journal brings together some of cinema's most impressive reflection shots.<p>What do “The Aviator,” “Inglourious …

Amazing

If You Need Proof CNN Wants Trump and His Supporters Assassinated — Here It Is

The question over whether or not words and images can provoke violence is a stupid one. Of course they can. Why do thousands of companies spend …

Ku Klux Klan

Film Forum Hosting 44-Film Fest Called 'Ford To City: Drop Dead'

It's a big year for 1970s NYC, particularly because it's the 40th anniversary of 1977 and the grim summer it wrought, with the blackout and the Son …

New York City

Netflix goes to war

If the past couple of weeks have proved anything, it’s that Netflix’s ability to attract publicity is second to none – just not for their movies. …

Movies

Income Disposal: Today’s best deals: Logan, Scorsese, and more

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Shopping

De Niro, Scorsese back Broadway casting directors' union fight

Two more entertainment icons have come out in support of Broadway casting directors push to unionize — just in time for the annual Tony Awards.<p>Actor …

Robert DeNiro

How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction — Exclusive Interview

From his upcoming Netflix production to an effort to preserve African films, Scorsese is on a crusade to keep the medium vital and relevant.<p>It means …

Filmmaking

Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation World Cinema Project, UNESCO and FEPACI Explain Their Efforts to Restore African Film — Watch

The new initiative will support the restoration of 50 major African films.<p>Aboubakar Sanogo is a scholar of African cinema based out of Ottowa and …

Africa

Stephen Colbert, Martin Scorsese, Usher Celebrate Gordon Parks’ Legacy

“Well, good evening,” began <b>Stephen Colbert</b>, a presenter at Tuesday night’s Gordon Parks Foundation Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. “I’m so happy to be …

Black History

This mom gave up working with Beyoncé to help other women give birth

When Natalya Davis graduated from Harvard University more than a decade ago, she had big dreams — and landing a plum gig in the entertainment …

Lifestyle

How to Commune with a Filmmaker, and Other News

• Let’s get this straight: many books are good. Movies? Also good. Is the best movie inherently less valuable than the best book, just because it’s a motion picture forcing its images down your gullet? No. Film has been around for a century now, but its loftiest critics still sometimes regard it as …

Edgar Allan Poe

What Are You Watching?: Hidden cameras, alienated antiheroes, and the fine art of sneaking a story into real life

<i>What Are You Watching? is a weekly</i> <i>space for</i> The A.V Club<i>’s film critics and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on movies new and old.</i><p>For some time, I’d been curious about <b>The Invader</b>,a thriller or sorts that did the festival circuit back in 2011. The director, Nicolas …

Christopher Nolan

Martin Scorsese Pens An Impassioned Defense of Cinema In Response To A ‘Silence’ Critic

"Over the years, I’ve grown used to seeing the cinema dismissed as an art form," writes Scorsese.<p>Filmmakers who look up to Martin Scorsese for his …

The Rise of Auteur Television

More and more we see film becoming a marketing medium. Bigger and bigger tentpoles rising up, spawning franchises aimed at selling everything from …

TV

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, Ghost World and The Last Word: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Picks

Martin Scorsese famously considered becoming a priest before taking another path, and he clearly never lost the evangelical impulse. In the 38 years …

Filmmaking

5 Grooming Habits You Should Let Your Girlfriend Rub off on You

A woman’s bathroom can be an overwhelming place. Endless rows of lotions and potions, various sharp and dangerous-looking tools, and an array of what …

Skin Care

Will the Movie Business Ever Trust Women to Tell Their Own Stories?

Do we trust women to tell their own stories?<p>The question has been haunting the film world all week, due largely to the goings-on at Cannes, where Sofia Coppola became the second-ever woman to win the festival's Best Director award. Coppola earned the award for her remake of Clint Eastwood's Civil …

Feminism

Standing up for cinema

'Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project: No. 2' Review: Horizon-Expanding Films

Such is the Criterion Collection’s prestige among movie lovers that its releases can engender new interest in half-remembered classics, bring heightened attention to lauded recent pictures or further the reach of renowned foreign films. But Criterion’s most altruistic efforts must be the attention …

The Arts

Cannes: Martin Scorsese-Exec Produced ‘A Ciambra’ Wins Europa Cinemas Label Award

Directed by Jonas Carpignano, movie is first to be made under an emerging film fund banner set up by Scorsese and Rodrigo Teixeira<p>Jonas Carpignano’s …

Movies to watch on Blu-Ray and DVD: T2: Trainspotting, Split, and more

Danny Boyle reunites the Trainspotting gang. James McAvoy demonstrates his versatility. A horror cla ...

Movies

‘Goodfellas’ and the Power of Kinetic Cinema

A video explores the opposing but complementary perspectives of Scorsese’s masterpiece.<p>If pressed, gun to my head, to name Martin Scorsese’s greatest …

Filmmaking

Jonas Carpignano on His ‘A Ciambra’ and Getting Notes From Martin Scorsese

After making a splash in Cannes with ‘Mediterranea,’ which won the Critics Week Grand Prize in 2015, Jonas Carpignano is back, in Directors’ …

Why It's No Surprise Netflix Canceled The Get Down After One Season

This is a first.<p>On paper, <i>The Get Down</i>—Netflix's big budget hip-hop musical—had a lot going for it. Justice Smith, as a rap tyro named Ezekiel; the <i>Hamilton</i> Tony-winner Daveed Diggs playing Ezekiel's older self, performing lyrics by Nas. A pilot co-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen …

Netflix

Why It's No Surprise Netflix Cancelled The Get Down After One Series

This is a first<p>On paper, <i>The Get Down</i>—Netflix's big budget hip-hop musical—had a lot going for it. Justice Smith, as a rap tyro named Ezekiel; the</i> …

Netflix