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March 7, 2011
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March 1, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Roberta Armani hosted a pre-Oscar bash at the Giorgio Armani Beverly Hills boutique Friday, celebrating Italian heritage and the directors of two Academy Award-nominated films: Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Paolo Sorrentino for the foreign-language film “The Great Beauty.” (Scorcese is also nominated for best director.) The crowd: Not even the downpour that flooded many of L.A.'s streets could stop a multitude of A-listers from heading to Rodeo Drive to pay homage to the directors.
July 23, 1988
Given a choice, I'll take the Gospel according to Scorsese. HARRY GORDON Huntington Beach
January 13, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Martin Scorsese took time from his busy schedule promoting "The Wolf of Wall Street" recently to moderate a question-answer period while Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar Wai was in New York. Scorsese lent his name to Wong's "The Grandmaster" when it opened theatrically last summer with the credit "Martin Scorsese presents. " Wong is among the world's most celebrated filmmakers, a longtime festival favorite for films such as "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood for Love. " His latest, "The Grandmaster," is a romantic martial arts epic that was submitted for the foreign language Oscar, representing Hong Kong.
January 26, 2003
What with all the Oscar hype surrounding Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," allow me to be the first to offer the following criticism: This is a silly, juvenile, slasher-flick of a movie that reminded me more of a period-piece remake of "The Warriors" than anything else. I kept waiting for some face-painted thugs on roller skates wearing New York Yankee uniforms to join in one of those Five Points rumbles. "Can yooooooou dig it?" The fact that Scorsese admits the idea for the film had been with him since he was 7 says it all: This movie appears for all the world like it was conceived and directed by a 7-year-old.
November 4, 1990
Movies today don't offer any true or realistic views of hope for moviegoers. So if some critics are looking for a deep message or an answer to their lonely lives when they watch these films, maybe they are in the wrong profession. Movies are complete escapism. The only movie this year that left me thinking as I walked out of the theater was Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas," which was totally ripped apart by at least one Los Angeles critic. That critique brought out a violent streak in me. I wished the critic would have been fired.
February 21, 1993
Regarding "The Lunches Won't Be Naked," by Elaine Dutka (Feb. 7): Movie fans and filmmakers alike should welcome the arrival of new 20th Century Fox Chairman Peter Chernin, an executive who immediately distinguishes himself from other overpaid, self-important moguls with his modesty ("My creative abilities are, hopefully, as good as those of anyone around") and unpretentiousness ("I'm probably one of the few who's read the book," referring to one of the most widely read underground classics of the modern era)
June 17, 2011 | By Robert Abele
Gangster clichés fly like submachine gun bullets in the Italian crime biopic "Angel of Evil," a restless and hollow rundown of '70s criminal Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart). The Milan mobster robbed, kidnapped and terrorized with a pitiless conviction ("I was born to be a thief," his narration tells us), which earned him a media-friendly cult status all over Italy. But even sporting a centralized figure drawn from a real-life, seesaw reign of lawlessness, notoriety and multiple incarcerations — keeping track of the different prison settings alone is its own story-comprehension battle — director/co-writer Michele Placido prefers quick-n-easy bites of rock-scored ruthlessness and gang-loyalty sentimentality.
February 21, 2004
With all of the hullabaloo surrounding the release of Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" ("Gibson in the Lion's Den," by Carina Chocano, Feb. 18), I'm really surprised that no one has commented on the obvious: It's only a movie. I challenge anyone to name a film that has had any noticeable social, religious or political impact. We saw the same exact overreaction with Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ." That protest, and the film, turned out to be a lot of noise with no impact.
October 6, 1985
Supposedly, director Martin Scorsese makes movies about sick, twisted characters: "Taxi Driver," "King of Comedy," "Raging Bull." Fact is, no matter what their names, the protagonists in those films are all Martin Scorsese. For proof, we need consult only one paragraph in Patrick Goldstein's article ("After Hours With a Raging Bull in SoHo," Sept. 29). Extolling an old Samuel Fuller movie, "Park Row," Scorsese babbles, "It has this frightening sense of violence. I love that scene where the mob seizes a man and beats his head against the statue of Ben Franklin.
January 7, 2014 | By Susan King
Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese, 71, received his first DGA feature nomination for 1976's "Taxi Driver," and won the honor for his 2006 crime film "The Departed. " Earning his first nomination Tuesday is Alfonso Cuaron for his lost-in-space blockbuster "Gravity.
January 2, 2014 | By Susan King
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th edition of the festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. The award presentation and tribute will take place Feb. 6 at the Arlington Theatre. The Oscar-winning director and the Oscar-nominated actor have collaborated on five films - "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," which opened Christmas Day. On the set: movies and TV "Scorsese and DiCaprio's partnership has become a legendary cinematic pas de deux recalling other great collaborations like John Ford and John Wayne, Fellini and Mastroianni, John Huston and Bogart - and even Scorsese and De Niro," festival executive director Roger Durling said in a statement Thursday.
December 24, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Martin Scorsese's corrupt Wall Street tycoon is poised for a solid initial box office showing over the crowded Christmas weekend as a pack of new movies, including "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Grudge Match" and "47 Ronin," competes for moviegoers.  "The Wolf of Wall Street," from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures, should generate about $35 million in ticket sales from Wednesday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada, according to...
December 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Think you already hate those Wall Street high rollers who took so many investors for a ride in the '90s? Just wait until Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Wolf of Wall Street" are through with you. Man, does this movie have a savage bite. Yet it is such a kick to watch the filmmaker and the star in their fifth collaboration. They go at the black-hearted comedy full throttle, fully tanked and, for DiCaprio, full monty - almost. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The script by Terence Winter stays close to Jordan Belfort's audacious 2007 memoir of his highly leveraged life.
November 3, 2013 | By David Ng
They are both former Los Angeles residents who returned to town over the weekend to be honored by the museum that they used to frequent in their younger, wilder days. On Saturday, Martin Scorsese and David Hockney were in L.A. for the third annual Art + Film Gala held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The gala dinner, which drew a celebrity-heavy crowd of approximately 600 guests to the LACMA campus, raised a little more than $4.1 million, according to museum officials.
June 17, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year's honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art's Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday. The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, is a fundraiser for the museum and gathers notable names from the art, music, fashion and film worlds. Now in its third year, the Art + Film Gala is co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow, who is married to Mr. Chow restaurateur Michael Chow.
November 11, 1990
In the Martin Scorsese profile, "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" is referred to as Michael Powell's "penultimate movie." Powell, in fact, made two dozen features and numerous TV shows after "Blimp." MICHAEL SCHLESINGER Sherman Oaks
May 20, 2013 | By Susan King
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese ("The Departed," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Hugo") will present the American Film Institute's 41st Life Achievement Award to comedy master Mel Brooks at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 6. Scorsese received the prestigious AFI honor in 1997 for his body of work. Brooks, who has won the Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy, began his career as a comedian on the borscht-belt circuit and as a writer in the early 1950s on the legendary Sid Caesar series "Your Show of Shows.
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