Tag: Martin Scorsese

Jack Nicholson in The Departed

The Departed

    Martin Scorsese’s remake of the brilliant 2002 Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs adds 50 minutes of flab to what was a lean, taut thriller. The plot is the same – cop bosses Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg send in undercover man Leo DiCaprio to bust a gang. Unbeknown

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Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets

Mean Streets

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 May   Exile on Main Street released, 1972 On this day in 1972, one of the cornerstone rock albums of all time was released. Exile on Main St was the Rolling Stones follow-up to

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner in The Aviator

The Aviator

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 January     Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record, 1937 On this day in 1937 Howard Hughes set a new world record for flying across the continent of America. Flying a H-Racer with extra

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Robert De Niro as Max Cady in Cape Fear

Cape Fear

It’s compare and contrast time. Max Cady, a psychopath recently out of stir after a long stretch for rape, sets out to terrorise lawyer Sam Bowden who he believes withheld information about his case at the trial which resulted in him going down. The original, directed by cult British director

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The French poster for Duel in the Sun, featuring Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck

Duel in the Sun

    Martin Scorsese reckons Duel in the Sun was the first film he ever saw and one of the reasons he became a director. It was made in the mid 1940s when David O Selznick was still basking in the glow of Gone with the Wind, in terms of

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