It’s of kind of heartwarming that Dinklage is now a marketable name, considering part of his role in the film is complaining about how people of his stature are underused in cinema; it’s also the most recent example of DVD and Blu-ray distributors using a secondary actor’s subsequent fame as a slightly dishonest selling point. …Read More
Robert De Niro
It’s a very busy week for new movies—though most of the wide releases (Before I Wake, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Intern) are, to put it charitably, forgettable. The indies are, as usual, your saviors; here’s our weekly round-up of what to seek out and what to run away from:
De Palma has both the scope and specificity of the essential text Hitchcock/Truffaut, covering the entire career (even the movies we don’t really talk about) with pausing for in-depth explanations of the reasoning behind certain iconic shots, or the aesthetics of trademark techniques. …Read More
It’s one of the most oft-referenced works in our culture, no doubt thanks to the way it’s idolized by those who’ve made film and television in its aftermath. Here are just a few of its most memorable shout-outs in subsequent …Read More
Joe Pesci’s absence from observations of Goodfeallas‘ anniversary isn’t surprising, since he’s pulled one of the oddest disappearing acts of any recent actor of note. …Read More
Anthology Film Archives is celebrating the work of Robert Ryan, an actor known for his villainous roles who was called “one of the greatest actors in the history of American film” by the esteemed Martin Scorsese. The cinema house calls Ryan an “actor’s actor,” which got us thinking about other stars who are admired by their peers for their versatility, dedication, and ability to lose themselves in a role. Be sure to share your favorite actors’ actors, below.
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to Reteam for Serial Killer Film, ‘The Devil in the White City’
Director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated on five features in the past 13 years: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street.