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Quentin Tarantino Disses ‘Taxi Driver’ Studio’s ‘Timid’ Choice to Make Harvey Keitel’s Pimp Character White

Quentin Tarantino has never made a secret of his love for “Taxi Driver,” frequently listing the Martin Scorsese film as one of his favorite movies of all time. So it shouldn’t be surprising that Tarantino devoted a chapter in his new book, “Cinema Speculation,” to discussing the film. But readers may be surprised to learn […]

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Harvey Keitel Was So Dedicated To Taxi Driver That They Had To Change The Script

Harvey Keitel gave an inspired performance as the devious pimp in “Taxi Driver,” but the actor almost had a different part entirely. Keitel was originally cast in a larger role but insisted on playing the pimp. His dedication motivated director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader to expand the part.Keitel was initially cast as a […]

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‘Pearl’: Martin Scorsese Raves About Ti West’s “Wild, Mesmerizing, Deeply Disturbing” Horror Film

We know that Martin Scorsese isn’t a huge fan of superhero films. However, did you know that the man behind “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” is a big fan of indie horror? Well, apparently he is, as Scorsese recently gave the new horror film, “Pearl,” a rave review.Read More: ‘Pearl’ Review: Mia Goth Totally Kills […]

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All the Details on ‘Joker 2’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga

“Joker” is nothing but a comedy, and the return of Joaquin Phoenix as “Batman” baddie Arthur Fleck is more than highly anticipated.Phoenix reprises the titular role after the 2019 origin story, directed by Todd Phillips and co-penned by Scott Silver (“The Fighter”). Phoenix landed a Best Actor Oscar win for Gotham City corruption story that […]

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Paul Schrader to receive honorary award at the Sarajevo Film Festival

Schrader will present ‘The Card Counter’ at the festival and hold a masterclass.US writer-director Paul Schrader will receive the honorary Heart of Sarajevo award at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from August 12-19 this year.Schrader will attend the festival to collect his award on August 13, with the presentation followed by a […]

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Kevin Smith Defends Marvel Against Scorsese Criticisms: He’s ‘A Man of a Certain Age and Stuck in His Ways’

With the long-awaited (by some) “Clerks 3” hitting theaters this fall and the Nft horror flick “Kilroy Was Here” on the way, Kevin Smith has a lot to talk about right now.The outspoken filmmaker and podcaster spoke to Forbes for a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from his latest work to Lady Gaga being cast […]

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‘American Gigolo’ Director Paul Schrader on Showtime Series Adaptation: ‘I Don’t Plan to Watch’

Although Showtime is pulling from his groundbreaking 1980 drama for its upcoming series, Paul Schrader has no interest in tuning into the network’s upcoming “American Gigolo” adaptation.The writer-director clarified his lack of involvement in the production through one of his famed Facebook posts on Saturday morning.“Some years ago I received a call from Paramount asking […]

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