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News: Scorsese & DiCaprio Retrospect, LA

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The American Cinematheque announced today that it will feature a two-day retrospective of the film collaborations of Academy Award®winning director Martin Scorsese and three-time Academy Award nominated actor, Leonardo DiCaprio on November 13 and 14 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The two-day event will feature screenings of the four acclaimed films on which Scorsese and DiCaprio have collaborated: ... Read More »

“Departed” Mob Boss and The Case of The Great Gardner Heist

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  It was just a few days ago that we mentioned how the FBI was refocusing their efforts on the greatest unsolved art heist in American history—a 1990 invasion at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that claimed five Degas oils, three Rembrants, a Manet, and, most notably, “The Concert” by Joannes Vermeer. In it, we referenced FBI Special Agent George ... Read More »

“Jud Suss” Revisited, Haunted Hotels, and “A Prophet” Wins Top French Prize

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  “A Prophet”, which just opened in the States last Friday, has won the César—France’s equivalent of the Academy Award. (Yahoo!)   Martin Scorsese may have the International Olympic Committee and NBC to thank for the box-office success of “Shutter Island”. (NYT)   Authorities are warning civilians to be on the look out for giant battling robots in Moscow and ... Read More »

Machu Picchu Reopens in April, Trading Coke for Tourists, and Scorsese Does Coco

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  Columbia continues to try to switch its leading industry from cocaine production to tourism, sometimes with nasty overlaps. (Matador)   Martin Scorsese’s next project will have him directing a short film for superbrand Chanel. (My Fashion Life)   After seven deaths, thousands homeless, and hundreds of tourists stranded, Maccu Picchu is returning to normal after disruptive mudslides damaged nearby ... Read More »

R.I.P. Miramax: Our Five Favorite Locations From Three Decades of Big-Budget Arthouse Classics

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  Miramax, the once-pugnacious arthouse Hollywood indie studio that fought and clawed its way into mainstream success, quietly closes today after 31 years of bringing the great vistas of the world to American moviegoers. It’s been a long, slow death for the firm that, under the direction of the uncompromising, often combative Weinstein brothers, went from a small distributor, to ... Read More »

NYC: ‘After Hours’

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Last week we told you about an art performance involving Martin Scorsese’s 1985 foray into comedy ‘After Hours‘. Back then, we couldn’t tell you the details of the piece, but now we can: artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and experimental composer/conductor Ari Benjamin Meyers sent 20 people to locations from the film where their adventures began.     The film tells the ... Read More »

Cinema Chat: Ron Hogan

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For contemporary movie-goers it might be tough to imagine a time before movies went on-location. But it wasn’t until the 1976 film ‘Rocky‘ hit the streets of Philadelphia that moviemakers really started to step out of the studio. To find out more about this explosive time in movie-making history, we chatted with Ron Hogan, curator of lit blog Beatrice, and ... Read More »

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