It would be easy to interpret the Wachowskis’ films as innately trans, but in doing so, we might be relying too heavily on auteur theory.
Jackie Kennedy leaving the US Capitol after viewing John F. Kennedy lying in state.
The process of coming to terms with a loss is central to these films, which are aching and inventive renderings of complex feelings and moments.
Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony.
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on the set of Taxi Driver in 1976.
Sikelia Productions, New York
From ‘Mean Streets’ to ‘Vinyl’, from The Ronettes to The Clash, music has long been a muse to film director Martin Scorsese. He plays it on set, conceives sequences with certain songs in mind and uses it to chart his characters’ changing fortunes.