Film Review: Silence

Silence sees Martin Scorsese wrestling with faith, what it means to have it, how it affects those around us, how it can feel like it has betrayed you, and the results are compelling and thought provoking.

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Internet Film Critics Society Announces 2013 Awards

Every year I contribute to the IFCS’ annual awards discussion and this year’s results are probably the most I have ever been able to support. I don’t think any of my picks line up one to one, but most categories I had the winners some where in the vicinity of my list toppers.

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Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is DiCaprio as good as he’s ever been and Scorsese takes it up a notch to a level we rarely get from him.

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Film Review: Hugo

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo takes a bit to find its way, but once it does it is a marvelous tale of filmmaking and wonder that is, quite possibly, the best use of 3D yet.

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TV Without Commercials: Boardwalk Empire – 201

Last night was the season premiere of the second season of Boardwalk Empire. With big names like Martin Scorsese and Mark Wahlberg attached to the executive producer roles the show immediately had high expectations.  The first season most certainly lived up to those expectations and series premiere last night was far from disappointment.  

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Step Up 3D is the Savior of 3D in Cinema or: How to Stop Complaining About Post Coverted 3D And Realize The Potential In Native 3D Films

I never thought Step Up 3D would renew my interest in 3D at the cinema. While I was never a very negative detractor of the format, my patience has been tiring with this unfortunate run of mediocre post-conversions that we have been subjected to since Avatar.  But short term memory deprived detractors rejoice, Step Up […]

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The Double Feature: Inception and Shutter Island

The Double Feature will take a look at a new release title in theaters (well, most of the time) and pair it with a film you can create a double feature with after you get back to the comfort of your living room. Sometimes it will be obvious, other times not so much but I […]

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Review: Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Shutter Island is a successful mystery thriller with a great lead turn by Leonardo DiCaprio and a plot that brings some originality to a potentially tired idea. DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshall sent to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of one of the inmates […]

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Queue Review: Gomorrah

This Italian mob movie isn’t as flashy or romanticized as many American gangster pictures are, but the films gritty and real life feel give the picture an extra weight and tension that you never know what is going to happen. Opening with a set of hits that sets off a civil war among gangs, we […]

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The Decade’s Best – The Aviator (2004)

Martin Scorsese’s – The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese’s biopic of the entrepreneur and aviator Howard Hughes is a marvelous, entertaining, and interesting look into the life of one of the most unique, oddest, and accomplished individuals ever to capture and live in the public eye; all grounded by an extraordinary performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Howard […]

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