Joker is without a doubt the most daring movie to come out with DC Comics associated with a property. While Joker features no superheroes who can talk to fish, or a failed team up of superheroes that will drive a group of rabid fans to demand to see some director’s cut they think exists locked away in a vault hundreds of feet below the Warner Brothers studio lot, there is plenty of risk with associated with this property. It’s a mid-size budgeted comic book movie that features no action sequences, spiffy visual effects, or Bat signal, and is also carries an R rating. It comes from director Todd Phillips, whose biggest titles are The Hangover movies and Old School. And finally, it’s another incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime, whose previous iterations include a couple that are heralded as some of the best ever villain characters on film. But against all odds, Joker defies expectations and is one of the most memorable comic book adaptations in recent memory, thanks to a powerhouse performance from Joaquin Phoenix and confident direction from Phillips.
From Paramount Pictures and director Martin Scorsese comes the period drama Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, the film is available to own as of today March 28, 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more
Given director Martin Scorsese’s film background, which mostly consists of stories centered around crime and gang violence, it comes as a surprise that Silence has been his passion project for 30 years. After numerous legal battles over the years, Scorsese was finally able to make Silence happen. At two hours and 40 minutes, however, Silence is a lot to digest. And while the journey itself is long and tiresome at times, it’s message, told with a great script spoken by an exceptional ensemble cast, makes it feel significant. Though sometimes brutal, Silence paints a beautiful picture of a clash between culture and religion, where characters question the sacrifices they are willing make to keep their faith and driven to the point of expulsion.
From Paramount Pictures, Fabrica de Cine, Ai Films, writer Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) and director Martin Scorsese, comes the highly anticipated drama Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Yosuke Kubozuka and Yoshi Oida, the film is scheduled for limited theatrical release on December 23, with a wide release planned for January 2017. Read more
From HBO, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger comes the new series Vinyl which is set in the 1970’s and targets the booming music industry at the time. Starring Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, Vinyl will return for season 2 in 2017. Season 1 is available on DVD and Blu-ray now!
From HBO, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger comes the new series Vinyl which is set in the 1970’s and targets the booming music industry at the time. Starring Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, Vinyl debuts its ten-episode series January 2016.
From Paramount Pictures and director Martin Scorsese comes the big screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City, based on the true crime novel from Erik Larson. The screenplay was written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and the film stars Leonardio DiCaprio, who will portray the legendary serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes . No release date has been set.
The BBC has ranked what they believe are the 100 greatest American films of all time. Using 62 international critics, who in turn delivered their top 10 favourites of all time, BBC.com has determined the following which includes films as recent as 2013’s 12 Years a Slave and 2011’s The Tree of Life. Check out the top 100 right here.