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    Review: Documentary 'Casting By' Heralds the Unsung Yet Crucial Art of the Casting Director

    “More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting,” says Martin Scorsese at the outset of Tom Donahue’s engrossing documentary “Casting By,” which will be released in theaters November 1. And Scorsese’s not alone in his feelings -- Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood and ...

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    Will Scorsese be Able to Make New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Deadline? (TRAILER)

    Miss the lucrative Christmas break and the Oscar race push and you enter a more unforgiving first quarter or summer season. This year Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has been under scrutiny, as the director is legendary for his long cuts and editing room fussing. It made sense to push ba...

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    Crisis Averted: Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Likely To Make 2013 Release After All

    A couple weeks back, things looked a bit uncertain for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." Reports surfaced that the filmmaker had only just put together his initial rough cut, and there was still a lot of work to be done if he was to make the previously planned November 15th release date. ...

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    Criterion Announces December Titles, Including 'Nashville,' a Blu-ray 'Grey Gardens' and Martin Scorsese's 'World Cinema Project' Set

    The Criterion Collection has announced that its December releases are set to include Martin Scorsese's "World Cinema Project," a box set containing six handpicked films from around the world that the famed director considers "precious to me"; Robert Altman's "Nashville"; Italian filmmaker Elio Petri...

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    'Prisoners' Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films

    Denis Villenueve's brilliantly unnerving "Prisoners" is being sold primarily based on the star wattage of its cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Maria Bellow, Terrence Howard, and Paul Dano, and its gripping, worst-fear-realized setup, involving the mysterious abduction...

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    Criterion's December Slate Includes Robert Altman's 'Nashville,' Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project & More

    There is no better time than the winter months to curl up with a long movie—or a few long movies—and stave off the cold in the comfort of your own home. The Criterion Collection are gonna make it a bit easier with some pretty great cinephile buys headed your way just in time for Christmas.

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    AMC Launching 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series In 2015

    AMC clearly knows which side their bread is buttered on, and who is spreading. Even with "Breaking Bad" coming to an end in two weeks, they've already greenlit a prequel series, centered around sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And now, the network's other smash success show is also expanding, with AMC cl...

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    Harvey Weinstein Says Martin Scorsese's Original Final Cut On 'Gangs Of New York' Was 3 1/2 Hours (But You Won't See It)

    Post-"Goodfellas," there's are few misfires in Martin Scorsese's oeuvre more ambitious than "Gangs Of New York." An epic, sprawling tale of the rise of modern day New York City from its gritty, earthy and violent beginnings, the film required a big canvas to tell the story, but with Harvey Weinstein...

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    Review: Luc Besson's 'The Family' Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer & Tommy Lee Jones

    The term “dark comedy” used to mean a film or program that dealt with laughs but also discomforting adult situations and themes. For most filmmakers today, that now serves as a green light to portray death and violence with as little consequence or moral dimension whatsoever, giving protagonists a c...

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