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How ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ Became Sergio Leone’s Butchered Swan Song

  By Koraljka Suton I am not fascinated, as you say, by the myth of the West, or by the…

2 months ago

And Unto Dust We Shall Return: On Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

  By Theo Zenou This review contains spoilers.   The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s hyped return to the gangster genre, is…

3 months ago

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…

3 months ago

Gang Wars, the Prohibition Menace: Brian De Palma’s ‘The Untouchables’

  By Tim Pelan Screenwriter David Mamet came up with a Stanislavski quote to describe The Untouchables: “Tragedy is just…

6 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.…

7 months ago

‘Heat’ at 25: Michael Mann’s Meticulous Masterpiece of Both Style and Substance That Transcends Genre

Heat poster art by Tony Stella, https://www.tony-stella.com/   By Koraljka Suton A guy told me one time, “Don't let yourself…

9 months ago

Paradise Lost: How Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino’ Charts the Rise and Fall of a Criminal Empire

  By Tim Pelan This story has to be on a big canvas. There’s no sense in my getting Bob…

1 year ago

You’re Gonna Be Redeemed: The Jersey Noir and Western Fable of James Mangold’s ‘Cop Land’

By Travis Woods A rotating wire bookrack stands in a shaded corner of the used bookshop, its metal sleeves packed…

2 years ago

God’s Lonely Funny Man: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’ and America’s Pathological Obsession with Fame

  By Tim Pelan In this age of television wannabes and quick fix celebs, it is fitting to look back…

2 years ago

Duct Soup: The Daffy, Dystopian Design Nightmare of Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’

  By Tim Pelan Brazil is the demented, surreal flip-side of George Orwell’s dystopian warning—1984 1/2 was director Terry Gilliam’s originally…

3 years ago