Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

The character of the powerful and money obsessed Jordan Belfort in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” is portrayed by Oscar and BAFTA winner Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant). Belfort didn’t start out on top. He originally went to work … Continue reading

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“The Irishman”

The beginning of the compelling and engrossing movie “The Irishman,” opens with a long tracking shot, through an assisted living facility, as the 1956 song “In the Still of the Night” by “The Five Satins” plays, before the camera focuses … Continue reading

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“The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” (1976)

At the start of the film, “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,” Cosmo Vittelli has just paid off the debt he owed a loan shark, Marty (Al Rubin). In exchange for paying off what he owed, Cosmo’ nightclub, The Crazy … Continue reading

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“De Niro’s & Scorsese’s first teaming, “Mean Streets,” is must see viewing for serious movie fans.”

The movie “Mean Streets” was not only a landmark film in both the careers of Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese (Casino) and two time Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II), but it was also … Continue reading

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“Life Itself – A Revealing Portrait of Roger Ebert”

“In the past 25 years I have probably seen 10,000 movies and reviewed 6,000 of them. I have forgotten most of them, I hope, but I remember those worth remembering, and they are all on the same shelf in my … Continue reading

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“Milius: Interesting Documentary about the Writer and Director”

“I try to maintain a certain innocence toward my material. I like to say that I do what I do because I like it and that it’s not preachy. When I try to put my finger on what I have … Continue reading

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“Henry Hill – A ‘Goodfella’ No More, But the Movie Lives On”

“As far back as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a gangster.” Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955 Henry Hill was not a product of a screenwriter’s imagination in the Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) directed film “Goodfellas.”  Instead, he … Continue reading

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Scorsese’s Taxi Driver New On Blu-Ray

Take a ride on the dark side with Robert DeNiro’s Character Travis Bickle   I grew up in Nassau County, Long Island. Numerous times over the years when I wanted to escape the suburbs for a more frenetic paced evening, … Continue reading

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