Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

February 03

The Gambler – The turn of the unfriendliest of cards. (Film Review)

One triumph does not a great director make, as we see in the 2015 remake of the semi-remake The Gambler, a film that should have given director Rupert Wyatt a chance to work more of the magic he performed with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but instead winds up being a soup of […]

January 14

The Wolf of Wall Street – Scorsese supplies what we secretly demand. (Film Review)

A singular moment upon which The Wolf of Wall Street stands, exists when Jordon Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), sitting in a booth at a diner guru-like, before his slack-bellied, poorly educated males desperately searching for their masculinity, asks his charges to sell him the pen he holds in his hand. Brad Bodnick (Jon Bernthal), a successful […]

May 06

Pusher Three: I am the Angel of Death – Nicolas Winding Refn completes his ode to Goodfellas. (Film Review)

In 1990 Martin Scorsese  speaking about the making of Goodfellas, said he wanted to show the glamour of the gangster lifestyle in order to explain why people are attracted to it.  Around the same time Lorraine Bracco said in an interview that she felt she had to make her role powerful because the set was so male dominated she feared […]