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‘Raging Bull’ still transcends genre at 35

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Raging Bull’—oft-cited these days as the director’s magnum opus— first premiered in New York on November 14, 1980 to a volley of mixed reviews. At least, that’s what the Internet would have modern researchers believe.

New on Video: ‘The King of Comedy’

“‘The King of Comedy’ ends up as a cultural commentary wrapped in a darkly humorous veil, a disturbing work of discomfort, and an extraordinary motion picture.”

‘The Family’ has its moments, but is never superlative

The famed French director Luc Besson hasn’t directed a film with a wide American release since the historic bomb The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc in 1999. In the interim he has written and/or produced a number of highly successful films including The Transporter, Taken, and District B13, and he’s directed a few French films that haven’t come across the pond, but The Family is his first attempt at directing an English-language film in almost fifteen years.

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