Dangerously seductive, Goodfellas is perhaps the defining work of Martin Scorsese’s career.
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Despite the efforts to expand the Academy, women and people of colour are once again conspicuous by their absence this year.
Jimmy Hoffa waves to delegates at the opening of the 1957 Teamsters Union convention in Miami Beach, Florida.
Hoffa’s ghost continues to haunt the labor movement.
One actor, three ages.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what’s called the ‘uncanny valley.’
When a filmmaker as big as Scorsese needs Netflix for funding, what does it mean for the little guys?
With big theatre chains refusing to show Martin Scorsese’s new big budget mob movie, the future of cinema is looking a little dimmer.
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr in Avengers: Endgame.
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Martin Scorsese believes superhero movies are ‘not cinema’. What do the experts think?
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (right) and Andrew Garfield in Silence (2016).
Cappa Defina Productions
Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence will be shown to an audience of priests at the Vatican today. It tells the story of persecuted Christians in 17th century Japan - an event still remembered by Nagasaki’s Catholic community.
This big budget series about the rock business failed to connect with its market.
Still from Goodfellas, 1990
Bruce Isaacs analyses two related but very different scenes: the famous Copacabana tracking shot from Goodfellas (1990) and the opening scene in Hugo (2011).
Still from Raging Bull, 1980
Bruce Isaacs looks at an intense and emotionally charged scene from the 1980 classic, Raging Bull.
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?
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.
Sometimes too much is just too much. Martin Scorsese’s latest film is swamped by its excesses.
The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese’s Scarface – and that isn’t meant as a compliment. I watched Brian De Palma’s 1983 film again recently. I had been looking forward to it: the Blu-ray edition…