Paul Schrader

Scorsese On the Ropes: The ‘Kamikaze’ Film-Making of ‘Raging Bull’

  By Tim Pelan Scorsese’s Raging Bull is not your dad's boxing movie. It's certainly not a story of conventional…

4 months ago

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: Steven Spielberg’s Gamble That Paid Off Generously

  By Sven Mikulec Upon making Jaws, the first true blockbuster and a shocking money-maker, Steven Spielberg was under enormous…

4 months ago

Approaching Menace: The American Pathology of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’

Taxi Driver poster art by Tony Stella https://www.tony-stella.com/   By Tim Pelan Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere.…

8 months ago

‘Bringing Out the Dead’: Scorsese’s Deeply Humane Unsung Gem

  By Koraljka Suton We wanted to do New York at night in a way that would create a claustrophobic…

1 year ago

‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ As a Testament to and an Exploration of Scorsese’s Own Faith

  By Koraljka Suton Ever since he was a little boy, director Martin Scorsese wanted to make a movie about…

2 years ago

Lives On the Line: The Grubby Politics of Paul Schrader’s ‘Blue Collar’

  By Tim Pelan Paul Schrader got the chance to direct his first film after the success of Martin Scorsese's…

3 years ago

‘Obsession’: When De Palma Stepped Out of Hitchcock’s Shadow

Released in the late summer of 1976, more than a year since the end of production due to Columbia Pictures…

5 years ago

‘Rolling Thunder’: Another Shattering Experience from the Author of ‘Taxi Driver’

If Quentin Tarantino loved a certain movie so much that he named his own production company after it, you might…

5 years ago

Sydney Pollack’s ‘The Yakuza’: The Merging of Two Worlds in a Timeless Gangster Classic

  By Sven Mikulec The significance of Sydney Pollack's 1974 neo-noir gangster film The Yakuza lies not only its sharp…

5 years ago

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ is the turning point in our lives in terms of film appreciation and education

Martin Scorsese’s 74th birthday seems like a perfect opportunity to float in our minds to the streets of New York,…

6 years ago