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:…

Review – THE COMEDIAN (Taylor Hackford, 2016, USA)

Comedians may be the most powerful and simultaneously likable people in contemporary show business, which is why a film offering a behind-the-scenes look at the world of stand-up comedy sounds fascinating on paper. In all honesty, however, there is nothing about any branch or style and aspect of the history of American stand-up comedy that…