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The Aviator (2004)

Has the bones of generic biopic but is made even stronger by Scorsese and screenwriter John Logan’s decision not to tell the¬†full¬†Howard Hughes story, but a very specific chunk. DiCaprio’s performance is gargantuan as is the electrifying filmmaking from Scorsese. … Continue reading

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Gunplay – Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)

Who’s That Knocking at My Door is really everything you’d want from a Scorsese debut. The film is a pencil sketch of so many ideas and concerns – both stylistically and thematically – that fascinate Scorsese even today. The movie … Continue reading

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Boiling Point – Taxi Driver (1976)

If there was ever a shining example of a movie being summed up in one shot it’s this moment from Taxi Driver (1976). Martin Scorsese’s seminal urban noir is full of visual flourishes and audacious camera moves. He plunges his … Continue reading

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