(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a 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: Pluto TV

The Pitch: It’s a well known fact that Martin Scorsese, the most vocal hater of Marvel Studios films, only makes gangster movies and has never once expanded his cinematic vocabulary beyond those parameters (noting the sarcasm here in the parenthesis, just in case). But The Age of Innocence, based on Edith Wharton’s 1920 novel and set in 1870s New York City, is the most unconventional gangster film of his entire filmography. Not a single gun is fired, there are no scenes featuring heavy drug use or wanton sexual exploits, and Joe Pesci is nowhere to be found. Instead, this story is about a simmering, would-be love affair between members of upper-class society.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Trust me: you’ve never seen a gangster film quite like this one. Read More »

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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Blu-ray 3/13

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Welcome back to another Blu-ray round-up. There’s something for everyone here! The comic-book bombast of Justice League; the romanticism of Call Me By Your Name; a Martin Scorsese masterpiece in the form of The Age of Innocence; indie comedy courtesy of The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya; the ’80s charm of Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs; and, uh, Downsizing!

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.

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Really, you could call any of the past few decades “The Age of Scorsese” — the timelessness of his best work is what makes him such a revered filmmaker, and he’s been working steadily since the ’70s. But every fashion photoshoot needs an inspiration, so for their latest issue, Harper’s Bazaar pulled together a bevy of stars to pay tribute to Martin Scorsese under that “Age of” title. The spread sees Chloe Moretz, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Michael PittSir Ben Kingsley and several other high-profile actors come together to recreate some of the director’s most iconic scenes. Flip through the photos after the jump.

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