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    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    20. Dead Man Walking Directed by: Tim Robbins Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and […] More

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    Watch how Martin Scorsese uses mirrors in his films

    Whether it is Jake La Motta recounting stories or Leo’s Jordan Belfort slapping his drugged up mind, it all happens in a mirror. A new video examines director Martin Scorsese’s use of mirrors in his films ranging from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Gangs of New York and his most recent work in The […] More

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    The Obsessive World of Michael Mann

    Michael Mann is fascinated by obsessives who work on opposite sides of the law. In fact, when you go over his filmography, it’s filled with them: loners who are hardened by choice and keep others at a constant arm’s-length, indulging in their skills instead. Starting in 1981, Mann made his first feature, Thief, about a […] More

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    Satanic Sunday: Ranking Portrayals of the Devil

    It’s hard to nail down the personification of the ultimate evil. The Prince of Darkness deserves to be more than just a cackling, dark figure in the background or an over-the-top sleaze.  This is an angel who has been cast out of Heaven and carries a major grudge. Neglecting the depth of his pain or not seizing […] More

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    “Hey, Glad You Won But…”: Top 10 Nominees Deprived of Oscar Gold in Favor of Another Contender

    The knock on the Academy Awards throughout the years always seem to be how certain actors, directors and films are snubbed in favor of other chosen nominations. Sometimes the justification for these overlooked selections in performances and motion pictures are warranted. Many will agree that a lot of injustices have been committed based on how […] More

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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1990’s

    Villains have always been and will always be some of the most fascinating and memorable characters in the world of genre film.  Here we will take a look at the greatest villains of cinema from the 1990’s. The criteria for this article is the same as in my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s […] More

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    Tribeca 2013: Restoration of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’ Will Close Festival

    Tribeca’s 12th annual festival, running from April 17-28, recently announced that the 30th Anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, will close its 12th edition on Saturday, April 27.  “Twelve years ago when we announced the first Festival, it was Marty’s idea for us to feature Restored and Rediscovered films. This year we […] More

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    Remember Me: Charles Durning (1923 – 2012)

    Some acting careers are made by a single role. Think Brando’s Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Robert DeNiro’s Johnny Boy in Mean Streets (1973), Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack in the box office behemoth Titanic (1997). A similar connection can happen on a more personal basis. You watch a movie and an actor — […] More

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    Trailer: ‘Buried’ director Rodrigo Cortés returns with ‘Red Lights’

    After an admittedly mixed reception at Sundance, Red Lights, the third feature from Buried helmer Rodrigo Cortés, finally has a full-length, non-dubbed trailer so that us punters at home can start to pre-emptively judge it. The paranormally-inclined thriller boasts a stellar cast, including Robert de Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen, and Toby Jones. […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio Rewind: Episode #188: Director Martin Scorsese

    It’s hard to believe that after nearly 200 hours of programming, we’ve never had an episode tailored around the singular talents of one of America’s most revered filmmakers: Martin Scorsese. Shutter Island, the Dennie Lehane adaptation that was unceremoniously delayed for five months, found its way to theaters this past weekend and brought in Scorsese’s […] More

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