Martin Scorsese reveals his top ten Criterion Collection titles including Paisan, Red Shoes, 8 1/2, The Leopard, Ashes and Diamonds and more.
Perfection in simplicity. A look at a couple moments from Woody Allen's 1980 film Stardust Memories.
I don't ask the question in the headline wondering if Robert De Niro is crazy when he talks about what he and Martin Scorsese have envisioned for the previously announced The Irishman based on Charles Brandt's 2004 book "I Heard You Paint Houses". I ask because I am hoping someone can make sense of what... Read more »
DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED Pirate Radio Now this is a decent film, but it's decent in the way that I would say rent, don't buy it. Perhaps it will strike some folks as funny enough to own, but for me it was a one... Read more »
I love, love, love this film, and were I to make a list of all-time favorite films this would undoubtedly be among the top tier. I was recently asked by a friend that just saw it for the first time what it was I liked so much about it and it's an interesting question and... Read more »
On top of everything below I recently received the Mel Brooks Collection on Blu-ray and watched a pair of Brooks's films I hadn't seen yet (Twelve Chairs and Silent Movie). The set contains seven more films, all on Blu-ray as well as six all-new featurettes exclusive to Blu-ray (such as, Silent Movie has a trivia... Read more »
Anyone that reads this site even on a semi-regular basis probably knows I absolutely love Federico Fellini's 8½ and that is one of the major reasons I am so looking forward to Rob Marshall's musical adaptation Nine. So, to learn Criterion is bringing the Fellini classic to Blu-ray with a brand new 52-minute documentary on... Read more »
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Charlie Kaufman on the set of Synecdoche, New York Photo: Sony Pictures Classics Over the weekend I received a fantastic email from a RopeofSilicon reader telling me how much they enjoyed Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. The email was filled with reasons why they found the film so enjoyable,... Read more »
Ever since seeing Federico Fellini's 8½ I have had something of an infatuation with it. It is a fantastic film and the thought of a remake is something that certainly intrigues me. However, Rob Marshall's musical remake inspired by the broadway version of Fellini's classic isn't exactly what I had in mind. But I guess... Read more »
Robert Downey Jr. is the hot name on the streets now as it took a superhero movie for people to finally realize the man can act. Now, let's get him into a role that has nothing to do with superheroes why don't we? Variety reported this morning that Javier Bardem has dropped out of the... Read more »