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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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Martin Scorsese Knew Scarface Would Never Fly With Film Critics

Some of the greatest artists almost seem like they can foretell the future, and renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese has bordered on prophetic more than once. The “Taxi Driver” director has predicted the stardom of several huge names in show business, including household names like Laura Dern (via Indiewire). Actor Steven Bauer, known for his performance in […]

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The 15 Best Thrillers Streaming on Netflix

As the world around us gets increasingly dark, sometimes the only way to relax is to watch something even darker. As political division, climate change, and war consume the news cycle, pop culture continues to be dominated by serial killers, murderous spouses, and other macabre subject matter about the darkness of the human psyche. Call […]

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Frank Pesce, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Actor,’ Dies at 75

Frank Pesce, a character actor whose many credits include “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Midnight Run,” has died of complications from dementia, his girlfriend, Tammy Scher confirmed to TheWrap on Wednesday. He was 75.“It’s very sad. He was loved by so many and had more friends than anyone I’ve ever known in my life. […]

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My streaming gem: why you should watch The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Continuing our series of writers picking out lesser-known gems available to stream is an ode to a murderous Jodie Foster thrillerCinema’s murderous children are legion, but Jodie Foster’s Rynn Jacobs in 1976’s The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane often falls among the forgotten. It was understandable given the especially prolific year she was […]

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The Surprising Influence Taxi Driver Had On Unforgiven’s Script

Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” have both racked up numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Picture as well as spots on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Beyond that, these two films would, on the surface, seem to be different genres and not have […]

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago review – silly director’s cut is a losing battle

Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to put a new sheen on his Cold War relic of a sequel is a ridiculous and largely pointless undertakingThere’s a tension in the Rocky series between two largely incompatible conceits: Rocky Balboa as the shy, humble, gentleman brawler from working-class Philly or Rocky Balboa as the cartoon avatar of America’s can-do […]

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Paul Schrader Talks ‘Master Gardener,’ Follow-Up to ‘The Card Counter’

Paul Schrader, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival on Friday, is planning to start shooting thriller “Master Gardener” in February, with Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver starring, and the third role to be played by a young woman of color. Zendaya was his first choice, but they couldn’t agree on […]

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The Daily Stream: A Taxi Driver Uses Humor To Emphasize The Horrors Of Fascism

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “A Taxi Driver“Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime, HooplaThe Pitch: Movies that attempt to cover such sensitive topics as a real-world massacre tend to be […]

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