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Rolling Stone Names 40 Greatest Rock Documentaries, from Dylan and The Band to 'Woodstock'

Who better than rock mag Rolling Stone to give ace movie ranker "Sight & Sound" (which recently listed the top 50 documentaries of all time) a run for its money? Rolling Stone has ranked the 40 greatest rock documentaries (of all time, natch). What's number one?
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2014 2:19 PM
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After TIFF Debut, Hong Kong/New York Actioner 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to Go to DirectTV before A24 Release (TRAILER)

Talk about mean streets. A24 and DirecTV are partnering to release English-language Hong Kong/New York action film "Revenge of the Green Dragons," a true story directed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who won an Academy Award for "The Departed," a remake of Lau’s "Infernal Affairs."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 13, 2014 3:18 PM
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HBO Dates Scorsese Doc on New York Review of Books, 'The 50 Year Argument'

HBO will debut 'The 50 Year Argument,' directed by Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, on Monday, September 29 exclusively. The documentary profiles The New York Review of Books and founding editor Robert Silvers, who, along with his co-editor, Barbara Epstein (who died in 2006), has led the NYRBR since its launch 50 years back.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2014 1:31 PM
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Martin Scorsese Stays Busy as Paramount Targets Awards-Friendly 'Silence' Date

At 71, no one keeps up with the relentlessly energetic Martin Scorsese. Seven months after "The Wolf of Wall Street" opened before earning a Best Picture nomination — and just after his latest documentary, "The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument" premiered at a small festival ahead of HBO's planned fall theatrical release, his next feature film "Silence" is prepping to start production.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 15, 2014 3:11 PM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC talk show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 16, 2014 2:19 PM
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Martin Scorsese and More to Honor Rob Reiner at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Upcoming Gala

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled its initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, on April 28.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 12:53 PM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks the Influence of the Great John Cassavetes

The BFI has posted this clip from "A Personal Journey Through American Movies," wherein Martin Scorsese discusses the influence of writer-director-actor John Cassavetes. "Relationship were all he was interested in: the laughter and the games, the tears and the guilt, the whole roller coaster of love," says cinephile Scorsese. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 3, 2014 12:43 PM
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Terence Winter Talks Working with Scorsese on 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Boardwalk Empire'

"I even had Jordan come in to CAA to do one of those motivational speeches for me. He never had it on tape, so we filled up the conference room with assistants and agents. He was reluctant, it took a few minutes to warm up and become the guy in the movie. It was one of those amazing things to watch. It was great. A lot of his words are in there."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2014 8:21 PM
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WATCH: Scorsese, Hill and Robbie Talk DiCaprio in New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Featurette

Check out a new featurette for "The Wolf of Wall Street," where director Martin Scorsese and stars Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie talk working with Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-nominated for his performance as Jordan Belfort.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 18, 2014 6:16 PM
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Bow Tie Cinemas Fuel Oscar Buzz for 'Wolf of Wall Street' with Scorsese and DiCaprio Retrospective

The Oscar buzz for "The Wolf of Wall Street" isn't flagging. Joining the slew of tributes and galas surrounding the film, New York's Bow Tie Cinemas Ziegfeld Theater will burnish Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's awards season luster with a two-day, five-film retrospective running February 13-14.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 10, 2014 1:56 PM
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