Steven Spielberg Documentary Trailer

There aren’t too many filmmakers who general audiences know by name. But if there’s one name still making movies today that they’ll recognize the most, it’s Steven Spielberg.

The man has been behind the movie magic and suspense of Jaws and Jurassic Park, the wonder of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, the adventure and action of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Minority Report, and the powerful drama of The Color Purple and Schindler’s List. Now he’s getting in front of the camera for an extensive documentary profile on HBO that is simply called Spielberg, and the first trailer not only has the man himself, but it also features an impressive array of talent talking about the Oscar-winning filmmaker and his undeniable influence on cinema at large.

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zodiac

Hello, /Film readers. It is I, Chris Evangelista. You may (or may not!) be familiar with my writing here, as I’ve been contributing to /Film since April. But now I’m part of the staff, and I’m very excited about that. I’m also very excited to tell you my 15 favorite movies. Some of these movies are downright masterpieces, others are like comforting junk food. I try not to limit myself in terms of “quality.” If a movie gets a reaction out of me, I consider it a success.  

I see a lot of movies. Too many, in fact. And what I’m always looking for is that spark. That feeling that I’m seeing something unique; something special; something to make me sit up and take notice.

This was a bit harder than I thought it would be, simply because there are so many movies I could include on this list, but these are the ones that I think are the most important. For now, at least. This list could easily change in a week.

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joker batman

Before Christopher Nolan gave Batman a gritty makeover and Zack Snyder doubled down on the grimdark take, there was Darren Aronofsky and his shelved Batman: Year One project.

The project, which drew inspiration from Frank Miller‘s similarly-titled comic book, envisioned a Travis Bickle-like Bruce Wayne who grew up an orphan in the crime-ridden streets of Gotham, donning a ski mask, cape, and brass knuckles to fight criminals. The project languished in development hell for years before Warner Bros. pulled the plug, but it seems like traces of the idea may still be floating around. Aronofsky, who is currently doing the press rounds for his newest bonkers film mother!, says that he sees more than a few similarities between the description of Todd Phillipsupcoming Joker origin movie and Aronofsky’s own Batman pitch.

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Leonardo DiCaprio as The Joker

The news of Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment planning a spin-off focusing on the origin of The Joker outside of the continuity of the DC Extended Universe where Justice League takes place was crazy enough. But it was made all the more wild by the fact that it was going to be directed by Todd Phillips with none other than cinema legend Martin Scorsese producing. It turns out the involvement of the latter may be part of a larger plan that the studio has to land a certain big name for the lead role as the Clown Prince of Crime.

Word on the streets of Gotham City is that Warner Bros. is hoping that Martin Scorsese’s involvement will allow them to reel in Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio to play The Joker, finally bringing him into the word of comic book movies. Read More »

The Joker Spin-Off

If you thought we knew about all of the DC Comics movies that were in the works over the next few years, think again.

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are reportedly developing a Batman spin-off that will focus on the origin of The Dark Knight’s nemesis The Joker. While a story looking at the early days of The Joker gives us prequel concerns, it’s the talent involved behind the scenes that is most intriguing. Find out all about The Joker spin-off below. Read More »

The Irishman Netflix

Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming gangster movie The Irishman has traveled a long and difficult road toward production, but it’s finally come together at Netflix. The film will star heavy hitters like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, and Bobby Cannavale, and it features digital de-aging techniques that will allow those actors to play characters across multiple decades.

In a new interview, De Niro spoke about why Netflix was the only proper way to go for The Irishman, and his reasoning involves one vitally important factor: money.
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The Devil in The White City Movie

Before cameras even start rolling on the new Martin Scorsese Netflix movie, The Irishman, the filmmaker already may have his follow-up project in mind. Scorsese may reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio for an adaptation of David Grann‘s (“The Lost City of Z“) “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Scorsese is apparently hoping to shoot the horrific true-crime thriller next spring.

Below, learn more about Killers of the Flower Moon.

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ray romano joins the irishman

Ray Romano, fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed The Big Sick, will be reteaming with Martin Scorsese to join the cast of Netflix’s much-anticipated film, The Irishman.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale are all set, or in talks, to appear in the adaptation of Charles Brandt’s mob book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride by Jimmy Hoffa.

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the irishman cast

Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman is turning into an epic reunion of giants. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are starring in Scorsese’s Netflix movie, which Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci have officially boarded. They’ll start working on The Irishman next month, when Scorsese starts shooting his gangster drama, which will digitally de-age its actors to tell a story spanning decades.

Below, learn more about The Irishman cast.

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the irishman

A stylish period thriller about love, betrayal, violence and the Mafia starring Robert de Niro and Joe Pesci: Goodfellas or The Irishman? Scorsese is aware of the similarities between his classic gangster movie and his upcoming Mafia hitman film, which is set to be produced by Netflix.

But just because he’s treading familiar and comfortable ground doesn’t mean he’ll be making the same movie. The director has explained how the two films are completely different.

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