Posts tagged as: Leonardo DiCaprio

Trailer: Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

The latest (and flashiest) adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel “The Great Gatsby” comes at the hands of style-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann. If you’re familiar with the Aussie director’s other work, such as “Romeo + Juliet” (1996) and “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), this fast-paced, frenetic interpretation of Fitzgerald’s work should come at no surprise. […]

Trailer: Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the infamous J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the FBI, in Clint Eastwood’s new drama about one of the most controversial figures in US history. Director: Clint Eastwood Writer: Dustin Lance Black Studio: Warner Bros Pictures Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench Release: November 9, 2011

Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Martin Scorsese has many things: the respect of his filmmaking peers, a secure place in the pantheon of Hollywood’s great directors, and an Academy Award, to boot. He also has a lot of hobbies, including film preservation and rock music. Another is a longtime fascination with the works of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, especially his […]

Christopher Nolan’s lady troubles: Why ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ may be Anne Hathaway’s biggest challenge

Christopher Nolan’s lady troubles: Why ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ may be Anne Hathaway’s biggest challenge

Earlier this year, when it was revealed that Anne Hathaway had been cast as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s hugely anticipated “The Dark Knight Rises,” fans were apprehensive. Had the announcement been made immediately after Hathaway’s career affirming turn in “Rachel Getting Married” (2008), folks might have been a little more accepting. But one over-eager Oscar […]

Alone in Bad Company: A Dissection of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’

Alone in Bad Company: A Dissection of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’

Martin Scorsese has seen it all. After a two-score year long journey in which he had experienced the highs and the lows of the business, the director has frequently been hailed “America’s greatest living filmmaker” in recent years and was finally even awarded the elusive Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for “The Departed” […]

‘Norwegian Wood’ and Japanese Film in the 2000s

‘Norwegian Wood’ and Japanese Film in the 2000s

A teaser trailer was released last week for a Japanese film called “Norwegian Wood,” based on the worldwide best-selling novel of the same name. Written in 1987 by Haruki Murakami, the novel recounts the narrator’s university life in the 1960s, and his relationship with two women of opposite personalities.  The work was wildly popular in […]

‘Inception’ preps for solid debut weekend

‘Inception’ preps for solid debut weekend

With its high-profile cast and elaborate special effects, “Inception” has all the makings of a summer blockbuster.  But it also seems its critical success is as promising as its commercial success. At present, “Inception” holds a 9.6 out of 10 on IMDb, and critics have feverishly tweeted their ovation for the Christopher Nolan film.  Review […]

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

What happens when Martin Scorsese, the master of personal, gritty, nuanced filmmaking decides to make a schlocky, B-movie-style, psychological thriller? You get a delicately constructed, multi-layered ode to the classics of Hollywood cinema, of course.   Hitchcock, Kubrick and all the greatest elements of the noirs and suspense pictures of the 1940s and 50s are […]

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010)

Martin Scorsese, often cited as our greatest living director, is having something of a late-career crisis.  He stormed onto the New Hollywood scene in the late 60s equipped with a singular vision, an intimate knowledge of crippling guilt and human nuance and the god-given talent to turn it all into truth-bearing films on par with […]

‘Avatar’ Breaks ‘Titanic’ Record; Cameron is King of the World…Again

‘Avatar’ Breaks ‘Titanic’ Record; Cameron is King of the World…Again

James Cameron is the winner.  Who did he beat?  Everyone, including himself.   “Avatar” is the new worldwide box-office champion. Distributor 20th Century Fox confirmed that “Avatar” had surpassed “Titanic’s” previous worldwide gross theatrical revenue record of $1.843 billion early Monday with a current total of $1.859 billion, and counting. Keys to “Avatar’s” success are […]

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