David Johansen Documentary

While we’ll have to wait a while before we see Martin Scorsese‘s Killers of the Flower Moon, a different new Scorsese movie is headed our way much sooner. Scorsese will direct a documentary for Showtime about David Johansen, lead singer of the New York Dolls. The doc will chronicle Johansen’s shifting career, from his childhood and beyond.

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quarantine stream italianamerican

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Italianamerican

Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel

The Pitch: In 1974, Martin Scorsese sat down with his parents, Catherine and Charles, and encouraged them to talk about their experiences as Italian immigrants in New York City.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: We could all use a little comfort food right now, even if it’s comfort food in the form of a movie. Italianamerican is a warm, inviting experience, making the viewer feel as if they really are sitting in the Scorsese family apartment, listening to amusing stories told by Scorsese’s incredibly endearing parents.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Back in April, we found out Martin Scorsese was again having trouble locking down funding for Killers of the Flower Moon, an adaptation of David Grann’s book of the same name with Leondaro DiCaprio and Robert De Niro on board to star. At the time, the filmmaker was hoping that a streaming service like Neflix or Apple would come through and help Paramount Pictures pay for the production, and it sounds like he got his wish.

Apple will be teaming with Paramount Pictures to make Killers of the Flower Moon, as long as the deal that’s currently in the works gets finalized. The project will be labeled as an Apple original movie, and Paramount will handle distribution around the world. Read More »

martin scorsese lockdown short film

Are you bored in lockdown? Listless? Finding yourself with nothing but time on your hands? Isolation can be distressing for everyone, but rather than lounging around with nothing to do, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese decided to take advantage of the extra time. Scorsese has already shot and edited a short film about his experience in lockdown for BBC, which will debut the short this week on BBC’s flagship arts program Front Row Late.

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the age of innocence streaming

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Age of Innocence

Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel

The Pitch: In 19th Century New York, high society lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to marry the young, sweet May Welland (Winona Ryder). But Archer’s entire world is thrown into upheaval when he finds himself falling in love with May’s recently divorced cousin Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Why It’s Essential Quarantine ViewingThe Age of Innocence burns with passion, and features moments that will make your heart catch in your throat when it’s not pounding in your chest. In other words, it’s a gorgeous distraction from our current waking nightmare.

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killers of the flower moon contest

Martin Scorsese‘s next movie – maybe – is Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. And if you’d like to win yourself a walk-on role in the pic – and honestly, who wouldn’t – De Niro and DiCaprio have some news for you. The actors have launched Americas Food Fund to help with the All In Challenge, which raises tens of millions of dollars to feed those in need.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

After delivering the epic crime drama The Irishman last year and earning Netflix no less than 10 Oscar nominations, as well as a slew of other accolades, director Martin Scorsese is still having trouble finding funding for his next movie.

Killers of the Flower Moon is slated to be the next film that Martin Scorsese directs. Paramount Pictures was slated to finance and distribute the movie starring Scorsese’s frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, but with the budget of movie rising to more than $200 million, the studio opted to let the filmmaker take the project elsewhere. Now Scorsese is hoping Netflix, Apple or another company with deep pockets can help him get the movie off the ground. Read More »

killers of the flower moon rumor

It looks like Martin Scorsese is missing his pals at Netflix. The streaming giant essentially gave Scorsese a blank check to make The Irishman, and now that the legendary filmmaker is back working with a regular studio, he’s reportedly getting nostalgic for that Netflix freedom. Scorsese is currently working on Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The movie already has a budget over $220 million dollars, which is rumored to be giving studio Paramount more than a few sleepless nights.

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Martin Scorsese western

In his 50-plus year career as a filmmaker, Martin Scorsese has never directed a western. But that’s about to change with his next movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, which reunites him with his two muse movie stars: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Read Scorsese’s comments on the new film below. Read More »

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In this edition, find out how long shots that appear to resemble single takes, such as the entirety of 1917, are created with seamless visual effects, camera movements, and editing tricks. Plus, watch the Director’s Guild of America‘s feature film symposium with the nominees of the 2020 DGA Awards, and listen to original All That cast members answer some burning questions. Read More »