16. 02. 2014
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio, right) may be the Wolf of Wall Street - but at home, 'pussy runs the show' in the shape of his wife Naomi (Margot Robbie, left).

Money for Nothing: Martin Scorsese Makes Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf Of Wall Street

After some rather unconventional career choices lately, Martin Scorsese has finally returned to the world he knows best – that of the real-life gangsters transported to the big screen. For The Wolf Of...

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28. 02. 2013
Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) fails to kill himself.

Through the Looking-Glass: Why Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver Remains an Important Movie

Movies in which persons stare at themselves in the mirror or talk to themselves are a dime a dozen in the world of today. Yet there aren’t too many iconic characters in modern...

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Eyes of a Stranger: Voyeurism and Horror in Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom

Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is universally regarded as the quintessential movie psychopath. Nowadays, he’s simply an indispensable member of the greatest onscreen characters of all time. Psycho’s importance becomes obvious when...

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22. 10. 2012
Shutter Island

Alone in Bad Company: A Dissection of Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese has seen it all. After a two-score year long journey in which he had experienced the highs and the lows of the business, the director has frequently been hailed ‘America’s greatest...

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It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World: The Hilarious Male Meta Cinema of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths

Over the last few decades, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson have made a career out of playing a wacko on the big screen or two. Therefore it’s hardly surprising that they joined a...

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The Higher They Rise, The Steeper They Fall: The Rise and Fall, and Rise of the American Gangster Movie

Seemingly always en vogue, gangsters have been especially so in recent years. The grand seigneur of American cinema, Martin Scorsese, finally won his long-deserved first Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for...

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Caught in a Web: The Virtual Reality of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World On A Wire

‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’ the British band Queen asked at the beginning of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Freddie Mercury’s legendary opus magnum. A similar question has also been posed in...

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16. 03. 2012
Martin Scorsese (left) and Leonardo DiCaprio (right).  Photo by Robert Hanashiro (USA TODAY).

Scorsese and DiCaprio Set to Reunite for The Wolf Of Wall Street

One of the most successful actor/director partnerships of the last decade is back. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite for their fifth collaboration. The Wolf Of Wall Street, set to begin production...

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Marty in Wonderland: The Verdict on Martin Scorsese’s 3D Adventure Hugo

The grandmaster of the gangster genre and the cinema of madness is back. He has returned with a project that can in good conscience be described as peculiar and atypical for him. Martin...

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13. 02. 2012
Scorsese Hopes to Adapt Dostoevsky’s The Gambler

Scorsese Hopes to Adapt Dostoevsky’s The Gambler

Martin Scorsese has many things: the respect of his filmmaking peers, a secure place in the pantheon of Hollywood’s great directors, and an Academy Award, to boot. He also has a lot of...

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