Month: February 2012

  • Munich, a pacifist treatise or simply a depiction of history?

    The film opens with the angled view of a tall metal gate. It’s night-time and a group of men in athletic uniforms are trying to climb over the fence. It is then that they are interrupted by drunken American athletes who joke around with them and ask them if they speak English. After a moment […]

  • 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 hobbies, including film preservation and rock music. Another is a longtime fascination with the works of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, especially his […]