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Martin Scorsese

Insatiable

by Ann Morrow January 2, 2014

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  It’s a Scorsese movie all the way. And perhaps because his sizzling storytelling, when it comes to crime, with its jacked-up characters, dizzying morality arcs, and stroke-of-genius pop soundtracks, has become an oft-copied formula (most ...

Artist, Servant, Fighter, Spy . . .

by The Staff February 23, 2012

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Once again we present you with short essays about Oscar nominees we love (and, at the end, a few we don’t agree with.) While we may disagree about various nominated films and performances—check out our ...

Best of 2011: Cinema

by The Staff January 5, 2012

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Critic: Shawn Stone Best of 2011 1. Melancholia A lost soul (Kirsten Dunst, wonderful) is fulfilled by doom in Lars von Trier’s lovely—and often very funny—vision of a personal and/or global apocalypse. 2. Contagion Steven Soderbergh deftly evoked the horror ...

The Loony Bin Trip

by Shawn Stone February 25, 2010

You might expect that a thril ler set in a 1950s mental asylum would make you think. Martin Scorsese’s tricky cinematic nightmare, based on a novel by Dennis Lahane (Mystic River), does not. What the ...