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Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas & Martin Scorsese Talk The Future Of Movies In 1990 'Siskel & Ebert' Special

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 20, 2013 11:21 AM
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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who spent a good decade or so amiably switching around the top two places on everybody's “Most Vastly Powerful Person In Hollywood” list, have been back in the news recently musing on the state of the industry now and in the future: a now and a future that they feel is a little grim for them personally and the moviegoer more generally.

Watch: 75-Minute 1991 Doc 'The Scorsese Machine'; Filmmaker To Present Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 6:17 PM
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There are filmmakers whose fame has elevated itself to a certifiable brand, but Martin Scorsese is one of them. The filmmaker is an American institution, but he's not above using his famous moniker to help draw some extra heat for movies that might need a little boost, whether they be from famous pals (Scorsese gets an executive producer tag on Robert De Niro's upcoming "The Family"), filmmakers he's borrowed from (he's producing "Infernal Affairs" director Andrew Lau's "Revenge Of The Green Dragons") or international movies that need some love (he presented Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah"). And now he's set to do it again.

10 Great Modern Day Actor/Director Collaborations

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2013 2:17 PM
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10 Actor/Director Collaborations
The hallowed halls of cinema are littered with iconic and unforgettable director/actor collaborations. The muses that feed the filmmaker, the director that inspires the actor. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, Ingmar Bergman and half his repertory including Bibi Anderson, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, Werner Herzog and his toxic relationship with Klaus Kinski, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart—no matter what time period of movies you look at, no matter whether it be high or low art, the classic collaborations are countless.

Watch: Full 2002 Episode Of 'Inside The Actors Studio' With Martin Scorsese

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2013 11:03 AM
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Do we even have to write anything? Whether you're a diehard cinephile or even just a casual movie fan, you know the name Martin Scorsese and you likely are aware of the profound impact he's had on American cinema as a director, producer, historian and advocate for preservation of one of the nation's great art forms. So, an opportunity to spend nearly an hour and a half listening to the man talk? Make the time.

Watch: 1-Hour 'American Masters' Doc On Martin Scorsese Plus 50-Minute Interview Alongside Francis Ford Coppola

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 1:38 PM
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It's a long, hot sweaty holiday weekend, which means you'll probably be spending a lot of time outdoors. But once you come in out of the sun, and are looking for something to spend some time watching, here are two fantastic vintage videos centered on Martin Scorsese that are well worth your time.

Wishful Thinking? Jason Statham Would Like To Work With Christopher Nolan & Martin Scorsese

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2013 11:23 AM
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Let's face it, Jason Statham's catalog isn't exactly a deep well of varied, nuanced performances in films of varied subtext and substance. As he says quite candidly to This Is Lancashire, "I make a lot of films that don't have much depth to them - they're more like popcorn movies." Very true. But last week Statham showed a bit more actorly muscle in "Redemption" (our review), playing a ex-military solider, and emotionally damaged homeless man, and he's been greeted with good reviews for his work which required less punching than usual (though there still is punching). Could he be setting his sights higher for future gigs? Seems so.

Watch: Ace First Trailer For Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 17, 2013 5:52 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wolf Of Wall Street
We've somehow struggled, so far, to get excited for "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Maybe it's that we've started to take Martin Scorsese for granted -- his last few films, in "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "Hugo" were all highly entertaining, but perhaps not up to the gold standard of the very best of his work. Perhaps it's that the film seemed to mine, on paper, territory already well-trodden by films like "Wall Street" and "Margin Call." Or maybe we're just tired.

Watch: 20-Minute Documentary & Deleted Scenes For Martin Scorsese's 'After Hours'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 4:58 PM
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Last fall, to help ring in the 70th birthday of Martin Scorsese, we ran down our list of 5 Of His Most Underrated Films, and among them was 1985's dark, surreal, screwball and utterly hilarious black comedy "After Hours." And if you still haven't seen the movie -- and you really, really should -- hopefully this will convince you to make room for it on your Netflix queue.

Bobby Cannavale Joins Martin Scorsese's HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Series

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 5, 2013 9:56 AM
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When Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger collaborated on the Rolling Stones documentary “Shine A Light” they conceived an idea for a “Casino”-like movie set in the music biz of the 1970s. That was in 2010. Than in 2011 Scorsese and Jagger took the idea to HBO and brought on “Boardwalk Empire” writer Terence Winter to help develop the idea. Two years later and it finally looks like the project is ready to move forward with a lead actor.

Watch: Full Length Filmmaker Docs On John Cassavetes & Sam Fuller

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2013 10:23 AM
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It’s Friday and a long holiday weekend is just around the corner. Why not start it off right with a couple of cool documentaries on a couple of cool directors? After all, the new season “Arrested Development” doesn’t come until Sunday, so you've got some time.

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