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I am firmly in the camp that Martin Scorsese is the greatest living film director (that includes Godard who last made a watchable film like 40 years ago). But I had never seen his interview with his parents, the 1974 film Italianamerican. That is, until last night. What a great film on the a generation […]
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Scorsese

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On June 28, 2015
National treasure Martin Scorsese on The Third Man About four months ago, I screened a beautiful 35mm print of the picture for my daughter and her friends. “Why do we keep watching this?” I suppose it’s [Joseph] Cotten and [Alida] Valli – that’s the emotional core of the picture. For instance, the scene where Holly […]

A Great Leftist Film

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On December 17, 2014

I finally watched The Wolf of Wall Street last night. No leftist has ever made a stronger indictment of capitalism. Nor an indictment of capitalism with more cocaine and sex. That it is not a leftist

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