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Thelma Schoonmaker, winner of three Oscars for editing, and long-time creative partner of Martin Scorsese, has a great interview in Crave. When we edit, I do the first cut, but then after he’s through shooting, we cut everything else together. […]

Martin Scorsese worked for thirty years to bring Shusaku Endo’s book Silence to the screen. It is finally in wide release this week, with an outstanding cast including: Andrew Garfield is best known as “Spider-Man,” but he also co-starred in […]

Like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam-era adaptation, Apocalypse Now, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” is the story of men who take a journey to find a former leader who has disappeared into the untamed natural world. It […]

Happy new year! Happy January! Here’s what’s coming to theaters this month, with a little bit about what else we’ll be seeing in 2017. FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 Silence Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star in Martin Scorsese’s epic about faith […]

When people talk about sex, drugs, and rock and roll, this is what they’re talking about. Tonight on HBO, Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, and Ray Romano star in Martin Scorsese’s “Vinyl,” based on the world of rock and […]

Once upon a time, there was no internet. And instead of bloggers and pundits and tweets we had something called public intellectuals, people who read widely, thought deeply, and wrote long, passionate, carefully reasoned, thoroughly documented and beautifully written articles […]

Jordan Belfort is a selling machine the way a shark is a killing machine.  Every single element of his being is optimally designed for just one purpose, with no extraneous or pesky attributes like a conscience to slow him down. […]

Anyone who cares about movies should see “Casting By,” a new documentary on HBO about casting directors.  It is a rare opportunity to see early glimpses of some of the greatest actors live in their first roles and even never-seen […]

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The Washington Area Film Critics announced our awards for 2011 this morning: Best Film: The Artist Best Director: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actress: Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks […]