Tag Archive: Martin Scorsese

Fat City: John Huston’s Body Blow to Boxing Films

Boxing films, you know the script. The working class everyman down-on-his-luck battles against the avalanche of odds to hook, jab and uppercut his way to the top triumphantly. It doesn’t matter if it’s grief,… Continue reading

The Oscars- Who’s going to Win?

After spending the last week frantically watching the remaining Oscar nominees I’m finally in the position to cast judgement on who’s going to be blubbering over a little gold man at Sunday’s 86th… Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street Review

Like a cinematic personification of the menacing bronze bull that guards New York’s financial district Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has rampaged through the media outlets for the past year, seemingly… Continue reading

The Odd Couple: Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Ostracised by the Oscars

One of 2013’s most enduring cinematic sagas was the latest Scorsese and DiCaprio collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street. The release delays, extensive cuts, rating disapprovals, heckling at Oscar screenings and a new… Continue reading

Film Directors in TV and Failings of Cinema

The emergence of readily available televisions in the 1950s coupled with the joys of mass consumption meant terminally bad news for cinema, abruptly destroying the pre-war golden age of film going. Attendances plummeted… Continue reading