Tag: harveykeitel

Review: THE PAINTED BIRD, Spectacle of Horrors From a Child's Perspective

Stellan Skarsgaard, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands and Petr Kotlar star in Václav Marhoul's dramatic adaptation of a novel by Jerzy Kosiński.

Los Cabos 2019 Dispatch: Festival Galas THE IRISHMAN and JOJO RABBIT

The eighth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off with the Latin American premiere of Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster masterpiece The Irishman. At the opening gala, the legendary Robert De Niro himself presented the film, though his...

Los Cabos 2019 Interview: THE IRISHMAN Producer Gastón Pavlovich On Martin Scorsese's Great Goodbye To Mobster Cinema

In 2016, the legendary Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese managed to release Silence, a highly personal project that took him more than 25 years to complete. It's no secret that the key producer in the culmination of this effort was Gastón...

Review: THE IRISHMAN Feels the Heavy Weight of Mortality

Martin Scorsese's epic gangster saga, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel, and Anna Paquin, falls short of his masterpieces 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino,' but is still well-made and magnificently acted.

Oscars 2020 Review: THE PAINTED BIRD, A Child's Adventures in Abominationland

A WWII coming-of-age not for the faint of heart is the Czech Repulic´s bid for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

New York 2019 Review: THE IRISHMAN, Martin Scorsese's Epic Return to the Gangster Movie Genre

Martin Scorsese's epic gangster saga, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel, and Anna Paquin, falls short of his masterpieces 'Goodfellas' and Casino,' but is still well-made and magnificently acted.

Review: THE COMEDIAN, Not Very Funny Despite Its Title

There is a very fine performance embedded in Taylor Hackford’s otherwise enervating, overlong, patience-trying, and not very funny film The Comedian. However, that performance is not delivered by the putative headliner, Robert De Niro. He plays Jackie Burke, a comic who once starred in a...

BFI Brings Early Scorsese, THE CRYING GAME, Lino Brocka and More to Blu-ray

On Friday the British Film Institute unveiled their upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release slate, and it promises to be a wealth of riches, including the early Scorsese classics Who's That Knocking at my Door? and Oscar winner Alice Doesn't Live...

Exclusive: RIO, I LOVE YOU App - What, Or Who, Do You Love?

As we swing into the weekend, it's a good time for fun, films, and film apps. Rio, I Love You is "the third in the 'Cities of Love' trilogy," per official verbiage, "following Paris, Je T'Aime and New York, I...

Review: YOUTH... Without Youth

The older one gets, the less anything matters. So goes the observed mentality of the two main characters of Youth. Wealth is evident, opulence is everywhere, yet the souls of these people have only grown increasingly wanting. So wanting that that...

Music Is All Michael Caine Understands In Gorgeous First Trailer For Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH

Hot off his Best Foreign Language film Oscar win for The Great Beauty last year, Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino brings us Youth (aka La Giovinezza), starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two old friends holidaying in the Alps. Fred...

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation...

Review: THE CONGRESS, Ambitious And Mostly Successful

Loosely based on the sci-fi musings of Stanislav Lem, Ari Folman follows up his Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir with this ambitious and mostly successful exploration of celebrity, cinema and the subconscious. One of the biggest criticisms of Cinema, and Hollywood...

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2014: Canfield Delivers His 10 Most Anticipated

The second year for the Chicago Critics Film Festival promises big things. 23 Chicago premieres and 14 shorts combined with appearances from a number of filmmakers and film subjects are just part of why. In many ways the most exciting part...

Meet the Grand Cast of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

I'm very tempted to go to Berlinale in February just to see Wes Anderon's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel open the festival. Past romance, part Agatha Christie-style mystery, Anderson has gathered some of his usual troupe (Jason Schwartzman, Bill...

DRAGON WARS Director Hyung-Rae Shim Casts Harvey Keitel In Gangster Slapstick THE LAST GODFATHER

I'm not sure what's more surprising here: That Dragons Wars director Hyung-Rae Shim has followed up his special effects spectacle with a slice of nostalgic slapstick comedy, that he somehow managed to cast Harvey Keitel in it, that Keitel is...