Martin Scorsese is returning to the small screen. The legendary director is not shying away from testing new cinematic mediums, juggling projects released through both streaming websites and the regular old studio system. His past two TV projects have been prestigious period projects released through HBO and developed with Terence Winter, but Scorsese seems to be breaking the mold once again.

For his next television project, Scorsese is teaming up with a new partner and going to a time period that he has never explored before: Ancient Rome.

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The Irishman Budget

Martin Scorsese is going to milk Netflix for all they’re worth. The filmmaker is currently shooting the highly anticipated crime pic The Irishman for the streaming giant, and reports indicate Scorsese’s budget is steadily increasing. As of now, the budget is $140 million and climbing. Good. Get that money, Marty.

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the king timothee chalamet

At 22, Timothée Chalamet became the Oscar’s youngest Best Actor nominee in almost 80 years for his revelatory performance in Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age romance, Call Me By Your Name. How do you follow that up? By putting on a crown. On Netflix.

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the 15:17 to paris review

When a new movie based on a true story opens, there is an inevitable debate online over whether what’s documented on screen really happened, or if it really happened in the way it’s presented. Films like Selma, Zero Dark Thirty, Dunkirk, and more get scrutinized for fear that creative license has inexorably shifted true events that may seem dramatic enough on their own.

Now, we have a case of the exact opposite, in which the events depicted on screen are almost certainly staged with accuracy because of how many of the real people are involved. Clint Eastwood, with his new film The 15:17 to Paris, has gone out of his way to recreate the foiling of a would-be terrorist attack carefully. Unfortunately, he’s done so in aggressively dull fashion.

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American Crime Story House By the Lake review

This week’s American Crime Story review takes a look at the latest episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, “House By the Lake.” Spoilers follow.

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Logan director James Mangold‘s new movie is finally taking shape. The filmmaker will helm the true story of the battle between designers at Ford and Ferrari to create the world’s fastest race car. More on Vroom vroom! More on James Mangold’s new movie below.

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2016 BAFTA Winners

Leonardo DiCaprio is notoriously picky about which projects he tackles as an actor. He hasn’t made a film since finally winning an Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant, but he’s on board Quentin Tarantino’s developing movie about the Manson Family murders, which is supposed to be his next project. After that, it sounds like he’ll tackle the story of the man who inspired his namesake.

Paramount Pictures has Leonardo DiCaprio lined up to star in an adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s biography Leonardo da Vinci, about the painter behind the famous “Mona Lisa” and “Last Supper” works who was also known for being a budding inventor, a scholar of anatomy, botany, geology and much more. The studio has also hired a writer who has already worked with DiCaprio on a biographical feature before. Read More »

quentin tarantino roman polanski

Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming movie about the Manson Family murders — or to be more precise, about Los Angeles in 1969 — seems to be unable to detach itself from controversy, with the latest update guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers.

A “key” character in the film will reportedly be Roman Polanski, the controversial director who was married to Sharon Tate at the time of her murder, and who is currently a fugitive from the U.S. after being arrested and charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

This news is accompanied by a tidbit involving the character Tom Cruise (who has yet to officially sign on) may play in the film.

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the young karl marx

First, it was a Young Pope, in the form of Jude Law. Then we received a Young Shakespeare, courtesy of TNT’s edgy series, Will. Then we were gifted Young Dumbledore, again in the form of Jude Law. I’m not suggesting that there is a cinematic universe of young, sexy versions of famous figures (the majority of them looking like Jude Law), but seeing the rollout of several film and TV projects centered around a “young” figure is a little funny.

And that brings us to The Young Karl Marx, a French-German movie that is not in the least bit funny, though it is a tad sexy. Starring Inglourious Basterds scene-stealer August Diehl as the titular young Marx, The Young Karl Marx comes from Raoul Peck, fresh off the acclaim of his documentary I Am Not Your Negro. But the name that will likely grab your attention is Vicky Krieps, the breakout star of awards season darling Phantom Thread.

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American Crime Story A Random Killing review

This week’s American Crime Story review takes a look at the latest episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, “A Random Killing.” Spoilers follow.

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