Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

Movie Review: Hugo

There are films that are about romance, and then there are films that are romantic. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is one such film. The boy, girl love story in the film is not the romance I speak of, rather it is … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Sincerest Form Of Flattery

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, however that doesn’t necessarily translate into great filmmaking. Countless filmmakers openly admit to being inspired by specific films they grew up watching, and while this can certainly lead to fantastic works, … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Films Oscar Ignored

With the 2011 Academy Awards only a few days away, it seems like an appropriate time to look at some of the films which were undeservingly ignored by the Academy. Of course it would be ridiculous to assume the nominations … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Accidental Reinvention Of The Gangster Film

“It is not really a film, it is kind of a declaration of who I am.” -Martin Scorsese In 1973, only a year after the release of The Godfather, new-comer Martin Scorsese released one of the most important gangster films … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Another Oscar Snub For Scorsese?

In 2006, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed finally garnered the Academy Award recognition the legendary director he had so long deserved. But if the praise and recognition it garnered meant that many thought that his next effort might also be in … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

From the Silver Screen to the Small Screen

Since the inception of broadcast television and the hour long drama, television has always tried to emulate film. Arguably, for decades, it failed to reach its goal. There were several reasons for this. For film, the possibilities are almost endless, … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Criterion Review: The Red Shoes (1948)

“Sorrow will pass, believe me. Life is so unimportant. And from now onwards, you will dance like nobody ever before.” -Boris Lermontov I said in a previous post, that when it comes to film, the term classic gets thrown around … Continue reading

Posted in Criterion Review, Movie Review | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment