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Venice film festival to honour Paul Schrader

Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader will receive the Golden Lion achievement of the 79th Venice International Film FestivalUS director and screenwriter Paul Schrader will receive the lifetime achievement Golden LIon at the 79th Venice International Film FestivalSchrader wrote and co-wrote four of Martin Scorsese’s screenplays: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, and […]

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Venice to Honor Paul Schrader With Golden Lion for Career Achievement

The Venice Film Festival will honor U.S. director and screenwriter Paul Schrader, a key figure of New Hollywood cinema, with its 2022 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.Schrader wrote Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and “The Last Temptation of Christ” and co-wrote “Raging Bull.” He has directed dozens of films, including “American Gigolo,” “Mishima: A Life in […]

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Raging Bull, Okja, And Drive My Car Are Coming To The Criterion Collection

Christmas tends to come around only once a year, but movie fanatics and physical media junkies usually find themselves in for a treat just a little more often than that.The Criterion Collection periodically announces a batch of both new and classic films entering the prestigious halls of the home-video distribution company, having most recently revealed […]

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Sylvester Stallone Doesn’t Consider The Rocky Movies Sports Films

The American Film Institute (AFI) named “Rocky” the second best sports movie of all time, second only to another classic boxing drama, Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.” For its Top 10 list, the AFI defined “sports” as “a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition.””Rocky” fits that definition, but screenwriter […]

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‘The Survivor’ Review: Ben Foster Lost 60 Pounds to Play a Boxer in Barry Levinson’s Disjointed Holocaust Biopic

, Barry Levinson’s “The Survivor” may be another title on the endless list of films that struggling to depict the atrocities of concentration camps, but it’s one of the few that would have been dramatically improved by not depicting them at all. Unequal parts “Raging Bull” and Peter Solan’s “The Boxer and Death” — better […]

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‘The Card Counter’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac Seeks Vengeance in Paul Schrader’s New Thriller

Paul Schrader is back with a vengeance in the official trailer for “The Card Counter,” his feature directorial follow-up to “First Reformed.” Schrader’s latest finds Oscar Isaac sinking his teeth into the kind of tormented male protagonist role that Schrader has perfected in the likes of “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” and more. Anticipation for “The […]

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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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‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ ‘Fargo’ Reunions Set for Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is adding some splashy talks to its upcoming New York City lineup, which promises to be the first major film festival in the U.S. to return to business as normal after the pandemic.Director Joel Coen will be joined in conversation with stars Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi to commemorate the 25th […]

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23 Best Picture Nominees That Deserved to Win the Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of overlooking the greatest films ever made for Best Picture. Many cinephiles are quick to point out Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” losing to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” at the 14th Academy Awards, though it’s not like Ford’s emotionally satisfying family […]

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