The Case for Martin Scorsese

It’s difficult for many of us to be unbiased when it comes to Martin Scorsese. Very likely he could direct a remake of When Harry Met Sally and I’d think it was the greatest thing since Taxi Driver. But even given all of that bias, and all the ways I love The Wolf of Wall Street...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

An interesting video take by Ali Shirazi on some, not the usual, Scorsese films. It makes me think there will come a time when Gangs of New York is re-evaluated. The Passion Of Martin Scorsese_ A Tribute Video from Ali Shirazi on Vimeo.
Posted On 01 May 2013

Beautiful Artwork Inspired by Scorsese

Over at Slashfilm are several images inspired by Scorsese or his films. There will be an art show in NYC on Friday. Details here. More pics after the jump.
Posted On 15 Apr 2013

Happy 70th Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is one of those people who has given much more than he has taken.  His contribution to American film is immeasurable. But I have always appreciated his thoughts on film. That’s why they call him The Professor! Happy Birthday, magnificent human.
Posted On 17 Nov 2012

Hugo and the Continuum

Guest essay by Michael in Florida Right after the first dreadful Hugo trailer premiered in July, I conjectured that Hugo was Martin Scorsese’s Schindler’s List, i.e., a film outside the director’s comfort zone. After seeing the film several times now, I can...
Posted On 26 Jan 2012
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The Year of the Marty – Scorsese to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

BAFTA has just announced that they will awarding Scorsese with their highest honor (does this mean that …? Nevermind) as follows: Awarded annually by BAFTA, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional...
Posted On 04 Jan 2012

Best Director 2011: When I Paint My Masterpiece

“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some...
Posted On 28 Dec 2011

Martin Scorsese – an American Treasure, Seitz Takes Us Through His Best

Over at Salon, Matt Zoller Seitz on Friday Night Seitz has put together his favorite Scorsese movies: This has been quite a year for 60-something American filmmakers. Terrence Malick, who started directing in 1973, created the year’s most divisive conversation piece with “The...
Posted On 03 Dec 2011

Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

4-star reviews from The New Yorker, Variety, Box Office Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. 4 stars from Roger Ebert. No fan of 3-D, Ebert says, “Scorsese uses 3-D here as it should be used, not as a gimmick but as an enhancement of the total effect.” David Denby at The...
Posted On 21 Nov 2011

Celebrating Scorsese … In a New Way

NPR profiles Scorsese and Hugo, which reminds me that it’s wholly unexpected to see Martin Scorsese take such a radical shift as a storyteller and filmmaker. Like John Stewart said, he was used to the high body count.  When the trailer for Hugo was released people started...
Posted On 18 Nov 2011