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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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‘Clean’ Review: Adrien Brody Co-Wrote This By-the-Book Avenging Crusader Thriller

If a story about a reformed killer returning to his murderous ways to hunt down and slaughter Russian mobsters sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the synopsis for “John Wick.” It’s also, however, the premise of “Clean,” director Paul Solet’s thriller — co-written by leading man Adrien Brody — about a hit man getting back in […]

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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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Cannes 2021 Red Carpet: Timothée Chalamet, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Spike Lee, and More (Photos)

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival is officially underway in France, and with it comes the first round of red carpet photos. The 74th edition of the legendary festival kicked off with an official photocall for the 2021 competition jury. Spike Lee is serving as the president of the jury this year. The “BlacKkKlansman” Oscar winner […]

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Martin Scorsese Is ‘Still Angry’ About the Color Red Ruining ‘Taxi Driver,’ Says Fran Lebowitz

Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made, but Scorsese still has a bone to pick with his masterpiece. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times (via NME), Fran Lebowitz revealed that Scorsese often griped about “Taxi Driver” during the making of their Netflix documentary series “Pretend […]

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Jodie Foster to Receive Cannes’ Honorary Palme d’Or During Opening Ceremony

Jodie Foster will receive the Honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She will also be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony, at which she will receive the tribute.The honorary prize was previously given to Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain […]

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Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader Reunite for ‘Three-Year Series’ About ‘Origins of Christianity’

Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader are responsible for some of the most iconic and controversial films of all time, from “Taxi Driver” to “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and now the pair are working together once again for a streaming series about the origins of Christianity. Schrader let the existence of the […]

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