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04.29.2014 | | Posted at 09:08 AM

King of Comedy out on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  King of Comedy was always my favorite Martin Scorsese film and watching the new Blu-ray release reminds me of why. The story is rooted in its time yet oddly prophetic, the characters are striking and the cast is remarkably out of character. King of Comedy boasts Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin, a garrulous failure lost in obsessive fantasies of stardom, and Jerry Lewis as...
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Leo DiCaprio stars as the ‘Wolf’ at the head of the pack

 Oliver Stone was probably surprised when some fans of Wall Street embraced
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
 47 Ronin retells a legend based on real events from early-18th-century Japan; after a benevolent lord is killed by an evil lord who uses witchcraft, 47 of the former’s samurai guards vow to avenge his death. The lord’s beautiful daughter Mika (Kô Shibasaki) is one of the prizes sought by the
02.18.2013 | | Posted at 10:58 AM
By David Luhrssen
 The word “film” will probably survive to describe a particular form of motion picture, but the physical medium of celluloid film is going the way of hand-illuminated parchment after Gutenberg. Whether that’s progress or a backward step is an intensely held matter of opinion among those who make “film.” In the documentary Side by Side, Keanu Reeves interviews prominent directors on...
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Martin Scorsese's homage to the birth of cinema

Mention Martin Scorsese and gritty drama usually comes to mind. He was the director of Mean Streets...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

Martin Scorsese’s Chilling Thriller

The island rises like a prehistoric behemoth from the fog of Boston harbor, a rocky Alcatraz set in cold, swirling tides and accessible only by a choppy ferry ride. Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island is confined to that rock, a steeply pitched, wooded wilderness occupied by a fortress-like federal asylum for the criminally insane and the mysterious lighthouse...
Monday, May 25, 2009

Scenes from the Italian mob

Gomorrah, the best seller by Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, isn't merely an investigation into organized crime in Naples. The Camorra, as the Neapolitan mob is called, is an international player, an unregulated transnational corporation with particularly bad manners, an octopus whose tentacles reach into the streets and shopping malls of America. Corruption rings the world's institutions like a scrim of toxic smog, wrapping...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7 p.m.

After using “Gimmie Shelter” in three of his films, Martin Scorsese did the inevitable and went straight to the song’s source for his latest film, Shine A Light. This concert film captures a fairly typical Rolling Stones performance (albeit one with guest appearances from Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy and Jack White . . .
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7 p.m.

After using “Gimmie Shelter” in three of his films, Martin Scorsese did the inevitable and went straight to the song’s source for his latest film, Shine A Light. This concert film captures a fairly typical Rolling Stones performance—albeit one with guest appearances from Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy and Jack White, and . . .

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