Monday, Jul. 13, 2020

From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government's small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. 

While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of "small" business, the leaders of...

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

Would you have the gumption to tell Al Pacino to act his age?

That was the unique position Gary Tacon, the movement coach of "The Irishman," found himself in on the set of Martin Scorsese's crime epic. On Pacino's first day shooting, the scene called for the 79-year-old actor, playing a...

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

The National Board of Review toasted Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” as the year’s best film in an awards ceremony Wednesday night that included Brad Pitt crediting Bradley Cooper for his sobriety, Timothee Chalamet extolling the virtues of the Safdie brothers and best-actor winner Adam Sandler...

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, with Joe Pesci also nabbing Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Netflix movie.

Best Director distinction went to Benny and Josh Safdie for Uncut Gems while Quentin...

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Oscar-winning sound mixer Tom Fleischman already has an eventful awards season in store. The Cinema Audio Society recently announced that Fleischman will receive its highest honor, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 56th CAS Awards on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles. He is...

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

AFI Fest 2019 will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute on Friday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner’s indelible impact on culture as one of cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Following the a...

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they but like three old friends, energized by being in each other’s company. They are chatting about movies.

Martin Scorsese comes first, then Al Pacino, then Robert De Niro. They’re trailed by a small army of publicists...

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman " to dwell on.

There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a landscape where some films can make two hours seem bloated and overindulgent, it's at least understandable why...

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

It's not exactly the stuff of "Stop the presses!" that some of the greatest filmmakers in the world have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our film culture.

And yet recent critical comments by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have been...

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival .

The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...

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