The latest guild to deliver their 2014 nominations is Directors Guild of America and sadly, to no one’s surprise, Joel and Ethan Coen are once again left in the dust for their work on Inside Llewyn Davis. Making up the top five are Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), signaling who will be up for the Academy Awards. Check back for the winner, who will be announced on January 25th.
Moving on to much more substantive matters, we’ve got a new extensive conversation with the Wolf director, courtesy of DP/30. While his latest Leonardo DiCaprio-led feature is certainly discussed, it goes much deeper into his career, as Scorsese talks about his relationship with critics (particularly the late Roger Ebert) and the financing of his films. Notably, he opens up about fronting $500,000 to get The Aviator completed, as well as the disparate planned budgets of Gangs of New York and The Departed. Watch the great discussion below.
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Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Today we have a special episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. In honor of James Gray‘s The Immigrant arriving on Netflix this week, we have an audio version of our full interview with the director, published in text form on the site during the film’s theatrical release. Conducted by co-host Nick Newman […]
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