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Martin Scorsese Doc On New York Review Of Books, First Two Eps Of 'House Of Cards' S2 Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 9:38 AM
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House Of Cards, Season 2
We're barely unpacked from the Sundance Film Festival, and already, the Berlin Film Festival is upon us. Kicking off next week, it's the first big Euro festival on the calendar, and as such, it's bringing the big guns. With Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" and Lars von Trier's director's cut of "Nymphomaniac Part One" among the bigger ticket items (with a line-up that also includes: "Boyhood," "Snowpiercer," "Two Faces Of January," "American Hustle" and more), organizers have put some impressive finishing touches on the schedule.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Video Tribute Will Compel You To Run To Your Nearest Non-Existent Video Store

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2014 5:58 PM
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What are you doing this weekend? Some of us may need a palate cleanser from the Sundance Film Festival frankly, maybe a dose of something completely different from indie films that sometimes devolve into dark & miserable or over-quirked clichés (see some of them here). What to watch? Vimeo user Super Frog Saves Tokyo suggested the work of Martin Scorsese by uploading this excellent and engaging quick-cut tribute to the films of Marty.

Watch: 35-Minute Interview With Paul Thomas Anderson & Martin Scorsese About 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 23, 2014 10:36 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street, DiCaprio, Scorsese
Heavily cut in The UAE, banned in Kenya, and clumsily criticized for its supposed glorification of Wall Street antics, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” continues to make waves, showing that the director hasn’t slowed one bit in his ability to provoke or renovate. Scorsese has discussed the film’s controversy a million times in his awards season run-up, but what better pleasure than to let him examine it with another supremely talented director?

Watch: 3-Minute 'Scorsese's New York,' A Visual Love Letter To The Director & City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 3:54 PM
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While "The Wolf Of Wall Street" does indeed find Martin Scorsese once again telling a story in the city he's long been associated with—New York City—given that it takes place mostly in offices, mansions and yachts, we wouldn't necessarily call it a quintessential NYC movie by the director. But his body of work offers more than enough opportunity to view the Big Apple through Marty's lens, and this visual love letter is a nice journey through that part of his filmography.

Watch: 8-Minute Supercut Celebrates The Evolution Of The Dolly Zoom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
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Raging Bull
While contemporary directors have no shortage of visual tricks and effects to use when putting their movies together, one of the oldest in the book requires nothing more than a camera and a set of wheels. You may not know it by name, but the dolly zoom is an effect that keeps the subject of the shot in focus, while the camera moves in or away, creating a pretty nifty effect on the visual plane. And now you can see the best of the best of that artistry in one pretty solid supercut.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Presents The U.S. Trailer & Poster For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 1:47 PM
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Since 2011, Ben Wheatley has been working at a ridiculous pace, with three feature films under his belt ("Kill List," "Sightseers" and "A Field In England"), a segment in the horror anthology "The ABCs Of Death," and a handful of other films in the pipeline. And while he's earned adulation from critics, festival audiences and the cult crowd, the name of the latest booster likely made Wheatley's day a little better.

Watch: Impressive VFX Reel For ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, UAE Cinemagoers In Uproar As 45 Minutes Cut From Film

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 14, 2014 9:04 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they undoubtedly exist in the film, walking out of Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” you'd swear a static, locked-down shot was absent from its three-hour entirety. That breathless display comes from Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, sure, but credit must also go to the visual effects team that knit the film together in a variety of subtle and surprising ways, as a new VFX reel shows.

2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Wong Kar-Wai & Martin Scorsese Talk ‘The Grandmaster,’ Fights, Music & More In New York City

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • January 9, 2014 12:06 PM
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Martin Scorsese Wong Kar-Wai
Martin Scorsese took a break from promoting “The Wolf of Wall Street” last night to help get the word out on another film that has his name on it: Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster.” At a special screening at the Lighthouse International Theater in New York City, Scorsese and Wong participated in an entertaining and detailed question and answer session, where they discussed everything from the film’s grueling three-year production to its beautifully meditative fight sequences.

Martin Scorsese Praises Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Coens & More In Open Letter About Future Of Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 10:24 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
The future of cinema has been one one of the biggest news stories the past year, with Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas becoming concerned about an industry increasingly focused on blockbusters and franchises, and little else. But some perspective arrives today from a filmmaker who has been in the game for a long time, and pretty much done it all: Martin Scorsese. And he still believes in the future of the film.

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