Martin Scorsese

Film Review: The Irishman is the type of masterful mobster film only Scorsese could pull together

November 29, 2019

After his recent comments on Marvel movies sent Film Twitter into a misguided and absurd frenzy, Martin Scorsese is back to grabbing headlines for all the right reasons. With a reported budget of $160 million, a production time of over two years, and a three-and-a-half-hour runtime, The Irishman is one of Scorsese’s (and Netflix’s) biggest gambles […]

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Film Review: Silence (MA15+) (USA/JAP/TWN, 2016) not one of Scorsese’s best, but an illuminating experience

February 16, 2017

If there’s one filmmaker who, in my opinion, hasn’t made a bad film, that filmmaker would be Martin Scorsese. Venturing from genre to genre with ease (who else can go from the family fantasy Hugo to the dark comedy The Wolf of Wall Street just like that?) and always applying professional care and passion within […]

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Martin Scorsese in talks for George Washington biopic

May 4, 2016

Oscar Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed) is in early talks to direct the gritty George Washington biopic The General from Red Granite Pictures. The script is the work of Assassin’s Creed writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland will be producing. The story centers around General […]

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VINYL first season fast-tracked for digital download

April 20, 2016

With the first seasoning coming to an end last Sunday, HBO has announced the immediate release of their series, VINYL, at the cost of $25.99 (SD) and $30.99 (HD) and to be sold through digital retailers Google Play, iTunes, FetchTV, Sony and Xbox. The digital download will also contain bonus features, including a twenty-one minute […]

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Scorsese Retrospective set to screen during film festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

April 1, 2016

Curated by David Stratton, co-host of The Movie Show and At the Movies, Essential Scorsese will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival (8-19 June), ACMI in Melbourne (27 May-12 June), and the NFSA in Canberra (1-23 July). The collection of 10 films will include Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and The Age of Innocence.   […]

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ACMI bringing SCORSESE to Melbourne

February 24, 2016

After touring Europe to critical acclaim, the exhibition celebrating the cinematic legacy of the prolific and passionate auteur comes to ACMI this May. From Goodfellas to The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s intense and exhilarating films define him as one of the world’s greatest directors. Featuring a rich collection from across the director’s work in […]

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Film Review: Wolf of Wall Street (R18+) (USA, 2013)

January 23, 2014

Martin Scorsese’s three hour odyssey into the world of Wall Street excess isn’t the sort of film you might expect from the master filmmaker; one who’s brought us classics such as Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. Often emotionally brutal, violent and breathtaking in their own right, Marty’s films have rarely shied away from controversy […]

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