Review – THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese, 1982, USA)

Surely, the reason why The King of Comedy was such a colossal failure upon its release may have had more to do with its misleading title and, among other things, the casting of perennial funnyman Jerry Lewis in one of its leading roles. Indeed, David Denby’s 1983 criticism of the movie from the New York…

Preview: Martin Scorsese exhibition at Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum, May 25-Sept. 3

Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum will be hosting Martin Scorsese: The Exhibition, the first exhibition dedicated to the American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, on May 25-September 3. The exhibition shows how Scorsese’s passionate and powerful stories have influenced modern American cinemas. The traveling exhibition is split into several categories and themes that recur in the works of Scorsese:…

10 great films shot by Michael Ballhaus

Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus died on April 11, 2017, at the age of 81. A revered innovator of his craft, Ballhaus worked on countless great movies, many of which resulted out of long lasting collaborations with two directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Martin Scorsese. We pay tribute to his legacy with a list of ten of…