Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.
The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is...
10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?
This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards.
Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24.
Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather’ of avant-garde, dies at 96
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96.
Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday morning at his home, said the Anthology Film Archives. Mekas was artistic director of the New York-based nonprofit theater, a leading avant-garde cinema and center for film preservation.
Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ is a trans-Atlantic love letter
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is one that's both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug. It's called "Sex Education" and it's like a classic John Hughes high school comedy bloomed in the United Kingdom.
"It's very much a contemporary British love letter to American high school films," says series star Gillian Anderson of "The X-Files" fame.
Report: Actor Frank Adonis, known for ‘Goodfellas,’ has died
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese films including "Goodfellas," ''Raging Bull" and "Casino," has died. He was 83.
His wife, Denise, told TMZ and Fox News that he died Wednesday in Las Vegas after several years of illness, mostly from kidney problems. She said he'd been on dialysis and was on a ventilator for nine days but they waited until after Christmas to take him off it.
Scorsese feted at MoMA by friends De Niro, DiCaprio, Hill
NEW YORK (AP) — Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his.
The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his contributions to both cinema and to film restoration and preservation.
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Tsukamoto inspired by Japan’s masters, acting under Scorsese
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto turned to his country's masters for inspiration for his latest work, "Killing," his first samurai movie. But he also emulated the way Martin Scorsese gave free rein to his actors, a technique Tsukamoto learned when he was cast in "Silence" as a Christian martyr.
Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.
In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a stand-alone service in spring next year.
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89
BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89.
Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to “save future”
MADRID (AP) — Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals.
Q&A: Jonah Hill on toxic masculinity and skateboarding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonah Hill has always wanted to direct. He worships filmmakers and has treated what he describes as an "accidental" but "wonderful" 15-year acting career as a partial film school, learning from people like Bennett Miller, who directed him in "Moneyball" and Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf of Wall Street." But Hill didn't just want to make any film, he wanted to have something to say, and the confidence and "emotional maturity" required to lead people
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NEW YORK (AP) — A dog that belonged to filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been accused in a lawsuit of attacking a nurse and leaving her unable to work for two years.
The Daily News reports Friday that Natara Matias says in her lawsuit that Scorcese's dog bit her at the director's Manhattan townhouse on Sept. 5, 2015.
The lawsuit says Matias fell, hurting her neck and back.
NEW YORK (AP) — Usually by now, the prolific filmmaker and legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader is already on to the next one.
But after finishing the religious thriller "First Reformed," which has been hailed as Schrader's late-life masterpiece, the 71-year-old filmmaker is taking a breather. "I've just decided to let this one play out," he said in a recent interview speaking by phone from his home in Putnam County, New York.
- The Washington TimesOscars embrace Mexican directors Alejandro Inarritu, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso CuaronMarch 8, 2019
- Sentinel & EnterpriseComing to the Big Screen in 2019January 13, 2019
- Houston ChronicleNetflix's frank ‘Sex Education' is a trans-Atlantic love letterJanuary 9, 2019
- The North Platte TelegraphOsage Nation members hope Scorsese and DiCaprio's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' filmed in OklahomaOctober 28, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneLeonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reunite for new filmOctober 25, 2018
CANNES, France (AP) — Forty-four years after his Cannes Film Festival debut, "Mean Streets," Martin Scorsese returned to the Croisette Wednesday to recall his breakthrough film, one he said he only understood years later.
A day after declaring open the 71st Cannes with jury president Cate Blanchett, Scorsese joined a post-screening conversation for "Mean Streets," which played in Cannes' Directors Fortnight section in 1974.
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows."
Kent Jones’ ‘Diane’ takes top award at Tribeca
NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Jones' intimate drama "Diane" landed a leading three awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, including best narrative feature.
MADRID (AP) — American filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been awarded Spain's Princess of Astorias award for the arts, with the jury describing him as an uncontested major figure of contemporary cinema.
New York-born of Italian descent, Scorsese has produced and directed dozens of fiction and documentary films, including "Taxi Driver", "Cape Fear", "Casino" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The 75-year-old has also worked on popular TV series and performed as an actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio will present his friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his contributions in keeping classic film relevant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio will present his friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his contributions in keeping classic film relevant.
Turner Classic Movies says Tuesday that DiCaprio will present the award on the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theater.
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese will direct a comedy special for Netflix on the beloved Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV."
Netflix on Thursday announced the untitled project that will reunite many of the stars of the 1976-1984 show. Former cast mates Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin will reassemble at Toronto's Elgin Theatre on May 13 for an event moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, to be documented by Scorsese.
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Rosa and Tom Rogari watched actor Ray Romano walk up the aisle from their seats in the pews.
Then they watched him do it again. And again. And again.
Adam Driver finds it difficult to watch himself on screen.
The 34-year-old actor has appeared to hint that he doesn't like tuning into his own movies.
Today in History for November 17th
Bluegrass and EDM artist Datsik set for the Pub Station in the new year
Railroad Earth returns to Pub Ballroom
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m., Pub Station Ballroom. Tickets for the all-ages show are $25 in advance and $28 at the door.
ZUMBROTA — It was one of the greatest farewell concerts in rock history and now Collective Unconscious is bringing it back.
Just say the name Steven Spielberg, and a number of images flash through your brain: “E.T.,” “Jaws,” “Indiana Jones.” The list could go on and on. He has at times been the best pop culture director in history.
Book Review: ‘Wayne and Ford’ ponders movie-bred masculinity
"Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Nancy Schoenberger
American movies feature a handful of great actor-director partnerships — Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese come to mind, for example, as do Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock. Arguably, no collaboration has been more fulfilling for audiences or more influential for narrative filmmakers than John Wayne and John Ford.
From Harvey to Donald, lasting consequences rarely follow allegations of abuse and harassment
Following the news of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reminded me of a scene from the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Review: ‘Wonderstruck’ is a beautiful fable for youngsters
For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it's always a little disarming to see them make a true children's film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even most of the time, the results are transcendent. Think about Alfonso Cuaron's "A Little Princess" or Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." When a master of cinema decides to look at the world from a child's perspective, we should all line up.
Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith to make joint appearance Dec. 4.
NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith should have a lot to talk about.
Rushdie, the Booker Prize winning novelist, and Smith, the award winning musician-poet-memoirist, will make a joint appearance Dec. 4 for the 5th annual Chairman's Evening of the MacDowell Colony.
MacDowell, based in New Hampshire and one of the country's oldest arts colonies, told The Associated Press on Friday that the event will take place at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.
Martin Scorsese has bemoaned the obsession with box office figures in the movie business.
Chuck Low has died aged 89.
The 'Goodfellas' actor - known for his role as Morris 'Morrie' Kesseler in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie - passed away at a nursing home in New Jersey on September 18.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly set to star as Teddy Roosevelt in a new movie about the former US President.
Andrew Garfield is always on the lookout for "challenging" and "meaningful" movie roles.
Rickles’ series featuring celeb interviews to debut online
NEW YORK (AP) — A digital series starring late comedy legend Don Rickles will debut online Monday.
The 13-episode show "Dinner with Don ," produced by AARP Studios, features Rickles interviewing celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg , Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese at his favorite restaurants in Hollywood.
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95.
The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to his longtime fiancee, Denise Baker.
Frank Vincent, who played tough guys and mobsters in "The Sopranos" and a number of director Martin Scorsese movies, died Wednesday at age 80.
Vincent's family issued a statement Thursday, obtained by CNN through his publicist Morgan Pesante.
‘Sopranos’ mobster, veteran actor Frank Vincent dies at 80
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80.
Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. No cause of death was given.
Veteran actor Frank Vincent has died aged 78.
The Hollywood star, who appeared in several Martin Scorsese films and played Phil Leotardo on 'The Sopranos', suffered a heart attack last week and died on Wednesday (09.13.17) during open-heart surgery at a New Jersey hospital, according to TMZ.
Jamie Foxx is preparing to play Mike Tyson in a biopic of the legendary boxer.
The 49-year-old actor - who previously won an Academy Award for his portrayal of music star Ray Charles - has agreed a deal to star as the New York-born icon, whose career was blighted by numerous controversies.
Jared Leto is "confused" about Warner Bros. plans for The Joker.
‘Good Time’ a frantic, gritty, retro night of crime and character study for Robert Pattinson
The good things about "Good Time" is the chaotic, gritty character study at its center and a breakout performance by Robert Pattinson that proves there is no "Twilight" to this actor's career.
Martin Scorsese is set to produce a movie based on 'Batman' villain The Joker.
The Hollywood legend will be joined on the production team by 'The Hangover' helmer Todd Phillips, who is in line to direct the motion picture and co-write a script alongside '8 Mile' scribe Scott Silver.