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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 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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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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Five Things I Learned at DGA Symposium with Scorsese, Greengrass, Russell and McQueen (UPDATED)

Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen explain how they shot key sequences their films at the annual pre-DGA Awards Directors' Symposium.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2014 6:15 AM
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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio Will Reunite for Another Juicy Biopic

It looks like "The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have another fact-based collaboration in the works. 20th Century Fox has inked a deal to acquire rights to Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad Of Richard Jewell."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 2:13 PM
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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart Join Boxing Flick 'Bleed for This'

Miles Teller is taking on a film that is being sold in Berlin that veers close to his own experience. In true story "Bleed for This," written and directed by "Boiler Room"'s Ben Younger and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Teller plays young boxer Vinny Panzienza, who has to recover from a terrible automobile accident.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2014 12:49 PM
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