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Olivia Wilde & Juno Temple Join Martin Scorsese's HBO Music Project And More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 13, 2014 11:16 AM
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Though “Boardwalk Empire” has only one season left in the tank, hopefully, fans of the show can find solace in the fact that the Martin Scorsese/Terence Winter rock ‘n’ roll pilot for HBO is still moving forward. Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple have most recently joined the cast as the pilot is set to begin production this summer.

Watch: Trailer And Clips From Martin Scorsese's Top 10 Criterion Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 2:42 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
In the day-to-day grind of posting the 29th "The Amazing Spider-Man" trailer or hearing about what shiny toy some Hollywood executive is going to spend $300 million dollars on bringing to the big screen, it's easy to get cynical and wearied about movies. But if you're looking to get inspired by the art and power of cinema, spend a few minutes with Martin Scorsese to remember why we huddle in the dark to watch flickering images in the first place.

Martin Scorsese Says He Was Prepared For 'Wolf of Wall Street’ Controversy; Investment Banker Sues Filmmakers

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 20, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Paramount’s push for Oscar gold with “The Wolf of Wall Street” has led its central team — Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill — into the press melee to talk up the film’s many aspects. It’s a two-sided coin: they have plenty to praise but also plenty to defend, as more voices from Jordan Belfort’s past crop up to criticize the film’s immersive depiction of the New York stockbroker.

The 15 "Edgiest" Oscar Best Picture Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 19, 2014 3:39 PM
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“Ugh, the Academy, so conservative” goes the cliché, as bloggers and pundits the movie world over take a moment to roll their eyes and sigh before diving back in to beaver away on one of a million pieces about this year’s nominations, the pros and cons, the good picks, the bad picks, the odds, the ends (hey, we’ve done a few ourselves with more on the way!) But while that knee-jerk stance is an easy one to adopt (and also comfortable—setting the speaker above the choices in question by virtue of the fact that they’re not challenging enough, not cinephile-y enough, too MOR, too bland), it doesn’t take account of those times when we’ve been surprised by the august body. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which does absolutely skew older-white-male in its demographics (as does the film industry, folks) has, on occasion given us pause—nominating a film which, in content or execution, might seem to be light years away from its wheelhouse: explicit in its treatment of sexuality, or extreme in its violence or just wholly different to our idea of an “Oscar movie.”

Paul Schrader Says Lars von Trier/Martin Scorsese 'Taxi Driver' Project Won't Happen, Is A "Terrible Idea"

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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Taxi Driver
Around the same time he announced to the world his intention to make “Nymphomaniac” — following Nazi-comment-gate — rumors began to spread that Lars Von Trier had also challenged Martin Scorsese to remake “Taxi Driver” in the style of Von Trier’s 2003 doc, “The Five Obstructions.” While the project seemed like a wild fantasy, Von Trier’s producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen said the two lauded filmmakers were indeed having a dialogue about the experiment but now cruel reality has dashed our hopes again.

'Taxi Driver' Vs. 'Boogie Nights': Watch The Influence Of Martin Scorsese On Paul Thomas Anderson In Two Scenes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 4:03 PM
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Taxi Driver Boogie Nights
Even with a relatively slim filmography, it's interesting to see just how much the style of Paul Thomas Anderson has changed since his breakout film "Boogie Nights" and more recent efforts like "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master." Indeed, it's safe to say the filmmaker felt the influence of Martin Scorsese early on, before heading into his own territory. But just how pronounced was it?

Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks About His Quaalude Adventures, Matthew McConaughey Explains 'Wall Street' Chant

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 10:44 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they'll have to wait until Oscar night to see if there's more to celebrate, the folks behind "The Wolf Of Wall Street" can go ahead a raise a glass anyway, as the film has crossed $300 million worldwide, becoming the biggest hit of Martin Scorsese's career. And the talent behind the film are doing one last push to get the word out.

Watch: 140-Minute Talk With Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass & David O. Russell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 3:03 PM
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One of the best things about this year's brace of awards season contending directors, is that they're all great raconteurs. Whether it's the freewheeling David O. Russell, film knowledge encyclopedia Martin Scorsese or the deeply thoughtful Steve McQueen (check out a two hour talk with him here), the constant train of interviews are made more bearable because they guys are just interesting all their own. Now put 'em on stage together, and watch what happens.

Rachel Weisz Joins Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' & Miles Teller Joins Martin Scorsese-Produced 'Bleed For This'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 1:09 PM
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The Berlin International Film Festival kicks off in just a couple of days, which means the buyers' market is heating up too. And acouple of projects just got some big additions that will be sure to get the pens of those signing cheques fired up.

Watch: Take A 3-Minute Journey With Martin Scorsese Through The Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2014 1:48 PM
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Man Of Iron
While the movie world is filled with great ranconteurs, and filmmakers with a rich knowledge of cinema history (even the unlikely John Landis, as you can find out right here), there are few who come with the breadth, depth and passion for film as Martin Scorsese. And even if you had no interest in Polish cinema, or weren't even aware there was Polish cinema, let Scorsese change your mind.

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