2013 was the year of great filmmakers predicting the end of cinema. It started with Steven Soderbergh, then it rolled into Steven Spielberg and George Lucas forecasting the end as we know it. What all three were getting at was how Hollywood studios are in a constant arms race where they’re trying to top one another’s budgets to deliver bigger and bigger movies on more… Continue reading Read Martin Scorsese's Inspiring Letter to His Daughter About the Future of Cinema
While attending New York University’s film school, Martin Scorsese made several short films that laid the groundwork for the themes and characters he would revisit throughout his career. The 1964 short It’s Not Just You, Murray! has all the makings of a familiar film from the celebrated director: gangsters who always knew they wanted to be something, backstabbing “pals,” montages of violence and entertaining monologues.
The movie… Continue reading This Martin Scorsese Short Film from 1964 Is Like a Prelude to 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Goodfellas'
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks.
With the number of movies Martin Scorsese has made, and the number of different kinds of movies at that, we could do very specific polls. Your favorite starring Robert De Niro. Your favorite starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Your favorite without either of those actors. The… Continue reading Your Top Three: Martin Scorsese Movies
“Sherlock” Season 3 returns its title character to active duty and gives him a new enemy to face. But why is Sherlock Holmes “rusty,” according to Benedict Cumberbatch? How did Martin Freeman almost lose the part of Dr. John Watson? Who is the new bad guy, Charles Augustus Magnussen?
The answers are here. Watch out for “Sherlock” spoilers ahead!
Martin Freeman almost missed playing Watson
Freeman was having a bad day when he… Continue reading 'Sherlock': Martin Freeman almost blew audition, Sherlock is 'rusty' and more
When the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street erupted this summer and cut to the joyful noise of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead,” it was only the latest great musical moment associated with the justly celebrated director.
Scorsese’s movies always have one finger poised, ready to hit “play” on a mixtape of original compositions, pop standards, classical jams, neglected rock masterpieces and underground punk… Continue reading 8 Great... Martin Scorsese Musical Moments