Friday, July 24, 2009



Lemmy Caution said...

Lookin' forward to this. Good lookin' poster. Been a while since we have had some good Marty cinema.

Actionman said...

Scorsese is my absolute favorite filmmaker of all time. He's never done anything less than a 4 star movie as far as I'm concerned.

The trailer for this is extremely cool -- very moody and stylish (as always) but very, vere GENRE, which is cool to see from Marty at this point. This doesn't look like it's swinging for Oscar's fences, but rather, it looks like a nasty psychological thriller. And what a cast. Bob Richardson behind the camera doesn't hurt either.

Actionman said...

Oh, and just a few night's ago, I watched Taxi Driver for the first time in about 7 or 8 years. What a phenomenal piece of filmmaking. Scorsese's cameo is so fucking funny it hurts to watch it.

Lemmy Caution said...

He's never done anything less than a 4 star movie as far as I'm concerned.

Even New York, New York?

Heh heh.

Agree 100% on Taxi Driver. It's so damn good it's almost painful to watch. Everything about it is perfect.

I always have to do a double take on the "gun sale" scene. Is it me or does that salesman look an awful lot like Malcom Mcdowell?

Actionman said...

Ok, fine, New York, New York would get three stars, but that's not really a MS picture; it's an anthology movie.

Yes -- the gun salesman scene is completely and utterly hysterical. When he says he can get a "buick with the pink slip" or a "house," I just die with laughter.

And yeah, that actor def had a skeevy McDowell vibe.

Lemmy Caution said...

You are thinking of New York Stories....which Scorcese's segment is actually the best part of.

I was referring to the sappy and overlong Liza Minelli / DeNiro flick.

Only watched it once....but that was enough.

Actionman said... those confused. New York, New York I have never seen (it's the only one of his features that I haven't seen). Yes, I know, I should be beaten.

Lemmy Caution said...

You aren't missing much....other than way too much Liza.

Don't feel bad...I've still never sat through Kundun.


Actionman said...

Definitely see Kundun. Massively underrated. See it for Deakins' cinematography alone. I remember making my dad drive me to NYC opening weekend when I was in high school to see it. It's a lovely film.

Joel said...

And I'm sitting here, the guy who's only seen three of his movies. GoodFellas, masterpiece. Aviator, underrated masterpiece and one of 2004's best. And recently, Raging Bull, one of the most devastating movies ever made. some watchin' to do.