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Inside the Violent Shootout Scene in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (Exclusive)

Spoiler Warning: This story discusses a major sequence in “The Many Saints of Newark,” currently playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.Part of the enduring appeal of “The Sopranos” was how the HBO series operated in counterpoint to decades of organized crime myth-making by Hollywood, from Warner Bros. gangster pictures of the 1930s up […]

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The 10 Biggest Takeaways From Variety’s Virtual Truth Seekers Summit

From RZA to Jon Favreau, artists, filmmakers, journalists and activists gathered on Aug. 26 for Variety‘s inaugural Truth Seekers Summit, in partnership with Rolling Stone and presented by Showtime Documentary Films.The summit explored the art of documentary and investigative storytelling. Here are 10 takeaways from the two-day event.RZA Was Inspired By Robert De Niro In […]

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Tribeca Film Festival to Feature ‘Fargo,’ ‘Royal Tenenbaums’ Cast Reunions

The casts of “Fargo,” “Raging Bull,” “The Five Heartbeats,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” will reunite at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.In addition, the festival, which is returning to in-person events after Covid scrambled plans for the 2020 edition, will host talks with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Gina Prince-Bythewood, M. Night Shyamalan, and […]

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Martin Scorsese Will Introduce ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Mean Streets’ for the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival

The 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival is being presented virtually on TCM and HBO Max next month, and it will bring with it two new introductions from Martin Scorsese. Scorsese will (virtually) be on hand to introduce both Goodfellas and Mean Streets for the fest, which means we’ll get to hear one of our greatest […]

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‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Writers Developing Showtime Drama About the Mafia

More than a decade after HBO’s acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos went off the air, Showtime is developing an hour-long drama series of its own about the mafia – and this new show comes from a former Sopranos writer. Terence Winter, who won four Emmys for his work writing The Sopranos, is writing a series […]

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Everything Coming to Netflix in March

Netflix is adding a robust line-up of popular programs to its slate in March.In addition to rom-coms like Matthew Mcconaughey’s “Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” the streamer is also adding a few classics like “Goodfellas” and “The Shawshank Redemption” starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. The […]

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How Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Assembled Their Legendary ‘The Irishman’ Ensemble

When Robert De Niro convinced Martin Scorsese to make another movie with him for the first time since 1995’s “Casino,” they agreed to assemble the best possible ensemble for the gangster epic “The Irishman.” At a recent AFI Fest tribute, Scorsese said that Al Pacino was “always something unreachable,” but it was De Niro who […]

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