Martin Scorsese

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  • Review: The Irishman is a slow burn deconstruction of mafioso mythos

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 14th December 2019

    I wonder if I'll live to be old, and if so, what secrets will I have accumulated by then? I don't mean secrets like things I ate that weren't mine; more like the sort of intimate knowledge that could change the course of history, sunk so deep it weighs down the soul of even the hardest immoral criminals. I guess that's why Martin Scorsese chose to make a three-and-a-half hour film about violent mob assassins involved in some of the most shocking conspiracies the world has ever seen, and not the time I took my girlfriend's Toblerone from the fridge and denied it because I was scared.

  • Hot take: Martin Scorsese's Joker movie might be good but might also be bad, more as it develops

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd August 2017

    Two separate news stories broke in the same news story this morning. First, it was reported that Martin Scorsese would be producing a brand new '80s crime-era origin story for The Joker, with the role recast and the film unrelated to the nascent DC Cinematic Universe. Then, upon further scrutiny, it was discovered in the same report that Todd Phillips would be directing it. Oh. Right. Rough, meet smooth. Depending on how you frame it, this is either a savvy move from DC to decentralise their movie universe by putting legendary filmmaking talent at the centre of it, or it's an act of desperation from a studio who can't settle on a tone and can't even keep an actor interested in a role between one movie and the next. Which opinion is correct? Find out after these messages!

  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 17th January 2014

    When was the last time you saw a three-hour movie that didn't once make you check your watch? When was the last time you saw a three-hour movie that didn't sag with its own self-importance? When was the last time you saw a three-hour movie that featured Jonah Hill masturbating at a pool party? Unless you have recently watched Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, the answer is probably, hopefully, 'never'. In a time where the phrase 'awards season' has come to mean a deluge of desperately worthy, transparent, over-long Oscar-grabs, Scorsese is only interested in the best of excess – for a cautionary tale of a corrosive lifestyle, The Wolf Of Wall Street is surprisingly, shamelessly and consistently entertaining from beginning to end.

  • Too soon: the end of Empire

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 13th January 2014

    This year's fifth season of Boardwalk Empire will be its last. Most good shows these days have the knack of stopping just at the right time, but for me, this one could have run and run.

  • The Leonardo DiCaprio Wolf Of Wall Street Animated Gif Wall

    Movie Feature | Ali | 18th June 2013

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese! The 80s and bankers! Kanye and trailers! The Wolf Of Wall Street teaser is a combination of many fine things. But above all else, it is absolutely cram-packed with giffable Leo moments. I present to you the Leo DiCaprio Wolf Of Wall Street Gif Wall. Don't let history forget this moment.

  • Sorry, but I'm about to ruin the Cape Fear poster for you

    Movie Feature | Ali | 17th November 2012

    The stupid pop culture sponge I call a brain has ruined the poster for Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear. Now I pass it on to you, like the videotape from The Ring. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

  • Why Martin Scorsese's Hugo will flop

    Movie Feature | Ali | 22nd November 2011

    Martin Scorsese has a new film out next weekend! Goodfellas! Mean Streets! Casino! The Departed! A new movie from one of America's greatest living directors! Then... how come nobody cares?

  • We risk becoming a Boardwalk Empire fansite with this new trailer

    TV Video | Matt Looker | 31st August 2011

    I've run out of things to say about Nucky. Nucky. Nucky...nope, doesn't even look like a recognisable word to me anymore.

  • Films on TV round-up: gold heists, sleepless nights and big fights

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd July 2011

    It's Sunday and I've got a hangover. Don't suppose The Hangover's on this week, is it? No? Right, that's that angle fucked, then.

  • Boardwalk Empire: tease me, tease me baby, till I lose control

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 27th June 2011

    It ain't half teasing, this here Boardwalk Empire season two teaser. I feel proper teased and no mistake.