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2020 Oscars Challenge: [37] “The Irishman” — Ten Nominations

What a year it is when we’re talking about a Martin Scorsese film being “unlikely” to win Best Picture. Top that off with a film that’s garnering ten nominations, at least as far as my projections, is “unlikely” to win all ten. I expect “The Irishman” to be completely shut out this year and that’s absolutely bonkers when you think of how prestigious Scorsese is. But it just goes to show you what kind of year we’ve had for movies.


Oscars Watch: 2019 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

The Black Film Critics Circle awarded “Dolemite Is My Name” with four awards, including Best Film, Eddie Murphy for Best Actor, Da’Vine Joy Randolph for Best Supporting Actress, and Best Ensemble. They also awarded “The Irishman” and “Parasite” with some honors as well.


Oscars Watch: 2019 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

The Dublin Film Critics Circle named “Marriage Story” the Best Film of 2019, along with Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Noah Baumbach missed the Best Director category, however, with Martin Scorsese pulling off the win for “The Irishman.”


Oscars Watch: 2019 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle picked “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” as their Best Picture of the year, along with Brad Pitt taking Best Supporting Actor and Robert Richardson taking Best Cinematography.


Oscars Watch: 2019 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

The Chicago Film Critics Association may have awarded “Parasite” their Best Picture of the year, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film, but “Little Women” tied it for the most wins, grabbing Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.


Oscars Watch: 2019 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

Straying from the crowd slightly, the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle awarded “Knives Out” with their Best Picture honor during their Sunday night deliberations. They also awarded it Best Script.

New Trailer: The Irishman — Official Teaser Trailer #1

THE IRISHMAN SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 DIRECTED BY: MARTIN SCORSESE Official Synopsis: A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston, and Ray Romano Screenplay By: Steven Zaillian Based On: “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt Cinematography By: Rodrigo … Read More New Trailer: The Irishman — Official Teaser Trailer #1


2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the Best Picture category and with “The Wolf Of Wall Street” becoming one of his best films in an illustrious career, it’s no question that it deserves all the recognition that it’s receiving. Yes, the film is not about nice people and most of the main characters are … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 3, 2014 Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his best performances of his career in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”, a brutally honest look at the life of real-life New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who scammed rich people out of their money to live his lavish, no holds barred lifestyle. Almost pornographic, the film brings … Read More Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

New Trailer: Hick – Official Trailer

HICK / Here’s the breakdown: Chloe Moretz is one of the best young actresses ever. Her mature nature and down-to-earth show through in her performances and will carry her on to an abundantly successful career. So, taking the leading role of the film Hick is a new challenge for her and if the trailer is anything like the film, it will be a success. … Read More New Trailer: Hick – Official Trailer


2012 Oscars Challenge: [38] Hugo & 11 Nominations

[9 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[7 DAYS TO OSCARS] If there is one film in the Best Picture category that could possibly knock out “The Artist” (which seems unlikely at this point), it would be “Hugo”. With Martin Scorsese at the helm (who has an Academy Award for Best Director from “The Departed”) and a stellar screenplay, “Hugo” has the most nominations of any … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [38] Hugo & 11 Nominations


Oscars Watch: 2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

TOP TEN FILMS The Descendants 
The Artist Hugo Moneyball The Tree of Life 
Midnight in Paris Win Win War Horse The Help BEST ACTOR Winner – George Clooney (The Descendants) Runner-up – Michael Fassbender (Shame) BEST ACTRESS Winner – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Runner-up – Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Winner – Christopher Plummer, Beginners 
Runner-up … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards


Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

THE 2011 WAFCA AWARD WINNERS: Best Film: The Artist Best Director: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actress: Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Acting Ensemble: Bridesmaids Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nate Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants) Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser (50/50) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards


For Your Consideration 2011: “Hugo”

Martin Scorsese as director makes “Hugo” a huge attention-grabber, however, as an action-adventure children’s film, the film does not hold a huge chance of being nominated for anything like Best Picture. That being said, from the trailer alone, “Hugo” could easily pull off nominations for visual effects, art direction, and directing. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES including BEST PICTURE** Produced by Johnny Depp, … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Hugo”

Movie Review: Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert De Niro warrants respect. Most critics revere the man. That sort of admiration is earned, not by luck, but with hard work and ventures with great directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, both of which tend to draw the best out of De Niro.

Movie Review: The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

Surrounded by controversy, The Last Temptation of Christ offers an entertaining fictitious spin on the New Testament. Martin Scorsese handles the film masterfully, producing a film worthy of the annals of The Passion of the Christ. Those that are devout Christians will probably steer clear, but for those that are open to another take on the story of Jesus Christ, The Last Temptation is exactly that, but with dimension and heart.

Movie Review: Mean Streets (1973)

Martin Scorsese delivers his first major feature length film in the gritty and future-making Mean Streets. In his first collaboration with Robert De Niro, Scorsese sets into the motion the wheels of success for everyone involved, including fellow friend and (at the time) aspiring actor Harvey Keitel. With intense imaginary and breakthrough performances from De Niro and Keitel, the film speaks a language that has transcended into all that Scorsese is known for.

Movie Review: After Hours (1985)

Martin Scorsese delivers gorgeous scenery, fully capturing the grit of the New York streets, but with a lackluster story and overblown performances stemming from the ridiculousness of the situations, After Hours fails to live up to the rest of Scorsese’s anthology.

Movie Review: The King Of Comedy (1983)

Scorsese invents and De Niro brandishes such a well conceived character, most will find it difficult to distinguish whether Rupert Pupkin is just a troubled lunatic allowed to walk the streets or whether he is a mild and misguided childlike embodiment. Before there was Punch Drunk Love or Greenberg, Scorsese was cataloging his own brand of dark comedy and truly gives that genre a staple piece. Regardless of previous impressions of Martin Scorsese, you cannot deny his ingenuity and originality.

Movie Review: Bringing Out The Dead (1999)

Martin Scorsese is one of the last great film directors. Bringing Out The Dead produces such an abundance of dramatic interest, the film persists to be anything less than perfection. Pair Scorsese with a brilliantly eccentric man like Nicolas Cage and an entirely new world opens up.

Movie Review: Shutter Island (2010)

SHUTTER ISLAND BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 15, 2010 “Shutter Island” is a stunning masterpiece, requiring multiple viewings in order to appreciate all the levels of the film that are formed from the mastermind of Martin Scorsese. Right off the bat, I was aware of the ending before I sat down to view the film for the first time. The first time through the film, I … Read More Movie Review: Shutter Island (2010)