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WATCH: In First Clip from Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' DiCaprio and Hill Assess the Loot

A first clip has arrived from Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" (December 25). Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 22, 2013 1:41 PM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese's Dolce & Gabbana Ad 'Street of Dreams,' Starring Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey

Check out Martin Scorsese's new Dolce & Gabbana ad, starring the beautiful likes of Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey. The short film, entitled "Street of Dreams," finds the duo driving the streets of a black-and-white and enchantingly empty New York City.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 6, 2013 1:29 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

On the heels of the official announcement that Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" will open December 25 -- with a running time of 165 minutes -- a new trailer has arrived for the film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2013 11:25 AM
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Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now?

In Contention's Kris Tapley and I look at where the Oscar race is now. We check out the strengths and weaknesses of the New York Film Festival entries "Captain Phillips," Spike Jonze's "Her," and Ben Stiller's "Secret Life of Walter Mitty." We agree that Tom Hanks reminds us of what a real performance looks like.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 25, 2013 12:00 PM
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Review: Documentary 'Casting By' Heralds the Unsung Yet Crucial Art of the Casting Director

“More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting,” says Martin Scorsese at the outset of Tom Donahue’s engrossing documentary “Casting By,” which will be released in theaters November 1. And Scorsese’s not alone in his feelings -- Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood and a legion of others put in face time in the film to trumpet the importance of the unsung, highly intuitive art of casting. The result is a cinephile’s treat.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 12:33 PM
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Will Scorsese be Able to Make New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Deadline? (TRAILER)

Miss the lucrative Christmas break and the Oscar race push and you enter a more unforgiving first quarter or summer season. This year Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has been under scrutiny, as the director is legendary for his long cuts and editing room fussing. It made sense to push back Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which didn't have Oscar written all over it, as well as Warner Bros.' summer move for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which lost money but not as much as it would have if it had gone out against 2012's Oscar juggernauts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 9, 2013 3:31 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Martin Scorsese to Present Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' UPDATED (Trailer)

UPDATE: Samuel L. Jackson is joining the previously announced Martin Scorsese in presenting Wong Kar Wai's upcoming kung fu film "The Grandmaster," deeming it "Martin Scorsese and Samuel L. Jackson Present 'The Grandmaster.'" The film hits theaters in limited release this weekend, and has a national roll-out on August 30, via the Weinstein Company.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 12:22 PM
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10 Filmmakers' Top 10 Films Lists: Scorsese, Kubrick, Allen, Tarantino, Nolan and More

Flavorwire has compiled 10 filmmakers' Top 10 Films lists. Included are Martin Scorsese (who lists Powell and Pressburger's "The Red Shoes" and Renoir's "The River," among others ), Stanley Kubrick (who singles out Chaplin's "City Lights" and Antonioni's "La notte"), and Woody Allen (a fan of Bergman's "Seventh Seal" and Kurosawa's "Rashomon").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 1, 2013 1:16 PM
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The Nine Best Quotes from Martin Scorsese's Essay on the Language of Cinema

Martin Scorsese pens an inspiring, spiritual, and comprehensive essay for The New York Review of Books called "The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema." The whole thing is worth a read, but we have selected some key highlights from the original piece.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • July 28, 2013 2:46 PM
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LACMA's 2013 Art + Film Gala to Honor Martin Scorsese and Artist David Hockney

LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has announced that on Saturday, November 2, it will honor director Martin Scorsese and artist David Hockney for its 2013 Art + Film Gala. Also being celebrated is the first collaboration between Scorsese's Film Foundation, LACMA and the Annenberg Foundation to preserve four films by French auteur Agnes Varda.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 12:21 PM
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