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The Awards Season Lineup Has a Big, Martin Scorsese-Shaped Hole in It

It’s been nearly three years since “The Irishman” debuted at the New York Film Festival, when it was hailed as a late-period masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. Since then, audiences have been waiting for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which has Scorsese directing his and Eric Roth’s adaptation of a David Grann non-fiction bestseller about the […]

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‘Somewhere in Queens’ Review: What’s Not to Love About Ray Romano’s Directorial Debut?

It may come as a surprise to anyone who only knows him from the sitcom that made him a household name, but Ray Romano can really act. This first became apparent to many via his performance in “Parenthood,” Jason Katims’ small-screen adaptation of the Ron Howard movie that surpassed its source material in every way, […]

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Netflix Lost Subscribers, But It Really Lost Something Larger — Call It Mythology (Column)

Pretend it was one year ago, when the streaming revolution, stoked by the pandemic (when is a pandemic good for business? When your business depends on people staying home), was feeling the first flush of being the New Paradigm That Ate The World. And pretend, in that spring of 2021, that you’d been asked to […]

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Paul Herman, The Sopranos Actor, Dies At 76

Award-winning actor and classic crime movie regular Paul Herman died on March 29, 2022, which was his 76th birthday. After starting his movie career in 1982 in “Dear Mr. Wonderful” with Joe Pesci and Karen Ludwig, the veteran Brooklyn-born actor went on to work with some of the all-time great filmmakers like Penny Marshall, Ivan Reitman, […]

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The Morning Watch: VFX Artists React To The Star Wars Prequels, Creating Bleeding Prosthetics In Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, the VFX artists from Corridor Crew bring in special […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson Doesn’t Care If You Stream His Movies

Filmmakers and film-lovers often encourage people to see movies on the biggest screen possible. It’s become a common refrain that accompanies the release of movies like Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” all the more so as the pandemic has sapped away business from theaters. Two years ago, when Martin Scorsese was making the promotional rounds for his Netflix film, […]

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James Gunn Clarifies Statement on Martin Scorsese and Marvel in Two-Year-Old Story That Just Won’t Die

As any entertainment journalist who has interviewed James Gunn will tell you, the director of comic book adaptations “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming “The Suicide Squad” is never shy about answering questions honestly and unreservedly. It’s a rare quality in such a public and successful figure in the entertainment industry, especially when so […]

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Martin Scorsese Kept Bashing Marvel Movies to ‘Get Press’ for ‘The Irishman,’ Says James Gunn

James Gunn brought Martin Scorsese’s viral comments on Marvel movies back into the spotlight during an appearance this week on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. Gunn said that Scorsese kept slamming Marvel movies in 2019 as a way to boost the press around his own new movie release, which was, at the time, the Netflix […]

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