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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • UK release: 12 June 2019

A trip down memory lane of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

How Shutter Island invokes the spirit of Sam Fuller and Shock Corridor - Martin Scorsese interview

2 Mar 2010

‘Sam Fuller and Shock Corridor can only be conjured as a mantra!’ barks Martin Scorsese, pointing his finger purposefully at yours truly. ‘Shock Corridor is a classic work of art! It’s unique; it comes from the unique experience of being Sam Fuller.…

Martin Scorsese, Jarvis Cocker, Julien Temple and Jeremy Deller among highlights of inaugural Art Screen doc fest

19 Mar 2014

The new film festival will take place in Glasgow in April 2014

Jarvis Cocker, Julien Temple and Jeremy Deller will be among the live guests at Art Screen, a new Glasgow-based documentary film festival set to take place in April 2014. Martin Scorsese's name is also being hailed as a highlight of the programme…

Scorsese signs up to make George Harrison documentary

28 Sep 2007

Martin Scorsese has reportedly signed up to make a film about George Harrison, with the former Beatle’s widow Olivia expected to help produce the documentary. The film will deal with Harrison’s time in the band as well as his solo career and movie…

New trailer for Scorsese and DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street

17 Jun 2013

Strutting new production also starring Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler and Matthew McConaughey

The trailer has just arrived for Martin Scorsese’s next directorial effort, The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on the memoir of the same name by criminal stock broker Jordan Belfort, it tells the story we’re only too well acquainted with in the days of…

Brendan Gleeson & Martin McDonagh - In Bruges

10 Apr 2008

Between filming the twin swords and sandals epics Troy and Kingdom of Heaven in Malta and Morocco in 2004, much-in-demand Dublin-born actor Brendan Gleeson nipped home to Ireland to make a short film called Six Shooter. A comparatively modest project in…

The Irishman

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin
  • UK release: 8 November 2019

The story of mob enforcer and union official Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and Mafia string-puller Russell Bufalino (Pesci). The de-aging technology is easy to forgive thanks to the masterly filmmaking, and although there’s no room for a complex female character…

A Ciambra

  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

King Cohen

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Steve Mitchell
  • Written by: Steve Mitchell
  • Cast: J.J. Abrams, Rick Baker, Eric Bogosian

A feature documentary telling the story of Larry Cohen’s life through live interviews, stills and clips, with contributions from such film greats as Martin Scorsese, JJ Abrams, John Landis and Joe Dante.

Silence

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / Taiwan / Mexico
  • 2h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
  • UK release: 1 January 2016

Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and…

A Fuller Life

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Samantha Fuller
  • Cast: Samuel Fuller, Jennifer Beals, Robert Carradine
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Enjoyable and informative documentary on director Sam Fuller (Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, The Big Red One), among whose fans are Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. Although disappointingly light on analysis of his work, it's a vivid portrait of his life and career with a wealth of fascinating detail.

Don't Be Bad

  • 2015
  • Italy
  • Directed by: Claudio Caligari
  • Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Roberta Mattei

Vittorio and Cesare live on the outskirts of Rome in the 90s, and are part of a world that revolves around hedonism.

The Wolf of Wall Street

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 2h 45min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey
  • UK release: 17 January 2014

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • India
  • 2h 39min
  • Directed by: Anurag Kashyap
  • Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • UK release: 22 February 2013

Epic, two-part Bollywood gangster movie, with part one chronicling the rise of crime patriarch Sardar Khan (Bajpayee) as he gains control of Wasseypur. Kashyap's saga clearly owes much to Coppola's Godfather trilogy, but it has its own intensity and energy, and the complex story is well-acted and lightning-paced.

Hugo

  • 2011
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, and Jude Law
  • UK release: 2 December 2011

Scorsese films Brian Selznick’s book for youngsters, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, with Butterfield as the young orphan thief who becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a stolen key, a cryptic drawing and a mechanical man, courtesy of accomplices Isabelle (Moretz) and shopkeeper Georges (Kingsley).

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

A chance to catch Scorsese's new documentary on The Beatles' guitarist before it airs on TV.

A Letter to Elia

  • 2011
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's documentary on controversial director Elia Kazan.

Surviving Progress

  • 2011
  • Canada
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Mathieu Roy/Harold Crooks

This documentary (executive produced by Martin Scorsese) travels through our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers.

Shutter Island

  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow

Marking his fourth collaboration with Scorsese, DiCaprio plays US Marshall Teddy Daniels who arrives on the storm-drenched rock off the coast of Boston with his new partner to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a mental institution run by a suspicious shrink. Based on the 1954-set novel by Dennis Lehane, this…

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Craig McCall

Documentary spanning the industrious career of cinematographer Jack Cardiff, comprising behind the scenes footage and contributions from Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas and Charlton Heston.

Shine A Light

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Overly reverential documentary filmed at a Rolling Stones concert hosted by Bill Clinton in New York City, which shows the songs in full, interspersed with archive interviews and footage of the band. Despite the interesting inclusion of Scorcese in the opening and final scenes, no new discoveries are made here.

The Departed

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, and Alec Baldwin

This remake of the Hong Kong triad thriller 'Infernal Affairs' is not as good as the Scorsese classics but still hooks right to the very last shot with a distinguished cast - DiCaprio finally finding a role that suits and several superb set pieces along the way.

Confessions of a Dog

  • 2006
  • Japan
  • 3h 15min
  • Directed by: Gen Takahashi
  • Cast: Shun Sugata, Jun'ichi Kawamoto, Harumi Inoue

Gen Takahashi’s Confessions of a Dog is a truly epic tale of crime and conscience to rank alongside the films of Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet. Inspired by true events, it dares to confront the corruption at the heart of Japanese law enforcement. Takeda (Shun Sagata) enters the police force as an idealistic recruit…

The Aviator

  • 2004
  • US
  • 2h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale

DiCaprio takes on the role of Howard Hughes, the airline magnate and Hollywood producer who went on to become a germ-phobic recluse.