Killers of My Substack Journal: New films by Scorsese and Fincher

In a season of intensifying violence — in American neighborhoods, and in battlefields of global significance — some of our best filmmakers are telling stories about gun-wielding villains. I've just published thoughts on The Killer and Killers of the Flower Moon.

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The trailer we’ve been waiting for

For more than ten years, I've been writing about my anticipation for this, Martin Scorsese's adaptation of one of my favorite novels.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): a commentary

"What? You liked The Wolf of Wall Street? How could you possibly recommend such a profane movie that revels in so much evil?" Written as a response to messages like that one, this post was originally titled "Respect The Wolf of Wall Street (The Movie, Not the Man)"

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Scorsese’s Interest: What About the Soul and the Heart?

Martin Scorsese is soul searching as he prepares (again) to film Shusaku Endo's masterpiece — "Silence."

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