Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese’s 1976 film, Taxi Driver.
Still from Taxi Driver, 1976
Bruce Isaacs analyses the iconic 'You talkin' to me' scene from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.
Mean Streets, released in 1973, is considered Martin Scorsese’s early masterpiece.
Still from Mean Streets, 1973
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Martin Scorsese scenes. In episode two, Isaacs looks at the opening credit sequence from the iconic 1973 film Mean Streets.
Harvey Keitel as J.R. in Martin Scorsese’s first film Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
Still from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Film scholar Bruce Isaacs dissects five classic Scorsese scenes, beginning with the celebrated director's first film, Who's That Knocking At My Door?
Many can identify with the phenomenon of feeling a thrill – followed by a chill – when listening to a particularly moving piece of music.
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When seeing or hearing something poignant, many get the chills. But about one-third of the population doesn't feel this sensation.
Actress Charlize Theron strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
Cannes-ibal: the Neon Demon.
The dangerously alluring figure of the cannibal has long undermined the taboo status of cannibalistic practice.
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Films provide subtle, personal perspectives on the Arab world that conventional reporting and Hollywood drama simply cannot match.
We were intrigued to see what Hollywood would make of John le Carré's tale of Russian money laundering.
Queer in more ways than one…The Lobster marries the romantic and political.
The narrative of monogamous coupledom exerts much force in our imaginative and social worlds - even queer films are dominated by love plots. But The Lobster, a savagely funny film about heterosexual love, is a welcome exception.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
Captain America (Chris Evans) takes on a political crisis – and some beautifully choreographed fight scenes – in Captain America: Civil War.
Superhero movies – at their best – reflect the political concems of our time. Captain America: Civil War is a two-and-a-half hour, action-packed critique of post-9/11 government overreach.
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It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
Both Hamlet and ‘True Detective’’s Rust Cohle make audiences wonder whether they’re deserving of sympathy or blame.
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The psychological complexity of Shakespeare's characters has rendered them timeless. Today, we see The Bard's influence in shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective.'
James Brown fans Bamako.
Utopianism is a neglected prism through which to view Africa. It is the space where the intricacies of decolonisation and independence can be properly comprehended.
A photograph from The Sabbat Cycle’s Austin stop, where a screening of ‘The Witch’ was held, followed by a satanic ritual.
The Satantic Temple
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
1500, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated public debate – but there are problems with the way it is presented.
Is it game? Is it a film? The lines are blurring.
With the boundaries between film and game eroding, why are more people not exploiting the potential for cross-media creations?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised for avoiding computer generated effects, but why does CGI deserve such a bad name?
Image courtesy of Lucasfilm.
A growing vocal minority blame poor computer generated images for 'ruining' the movies. But digital effects can co-exist with real sets and stunts - and films have always been fake.
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The need for lesbian love stories that aren’t doomed is just as great now as it has ever been.
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The Amazons of Greek mythology usually were seduced or subdued by male heroes. Wonder Woman finally overcomes this legacy.