When you hear that Martin Scorsese has made a new crime movie with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and a pulled-out-of-retirement Joe Pesci, that’s cause to get excited. Scorsese is a master filmmaker, and his crime films are among the best in the genre.
The Irishman is no exception. A 210-minute examination of the life and times of Frank Sheeran, or at least the version he told of them, Scorsese and De Niro tell stories within stories that remind us why they’re among the best at what they do.
There wasn’t a ton of news I found totally interesting this week but Jordan Peele making more movies and Martin Scorsese having opinions about movies are certainly interesting tidbits. Let’s take a look.
The Oscars are tomorrow! We’ll be live blogging them for the third year running and last year it was fun to have my thoughts out there ahead of time, so I’m going to lock myself into a few predictions again.
Martin Scorcese was at the Marrakech Film Festival last week and served as jury president. Before he left he did a Q&A with a local film school and, among other answers, he all but announced his retirement.
There’s plenty of reasons to be excited about The Wolf of Wall Street: Scorsese directed, DiCaprio, Hill, and McConaughey starring, I mean what else could you ask for? And here’s two new posters. Hurrah!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese working together? That alone is enough to get my butt in a seat these days. A new trailer for their next film together, The Wolf of Wall Street, has been release. Let’s watch!
So let me get this straight: Robert de Niro is starring in a film about a former mobster now in witness protection with his family, who are obviously dysfunctional, and is directed by Luc Besson and executive produced by Marton Scorcese?