Q (1/04, p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he true rediscovery is an earthy take on 'Mean Old World' featuring Duane Allman."Uncut (1/04, p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[A]n impressive summary of Clapton's credentials as - surely - the greatest white blues man of them all."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]s Dylan moves from acoustic troubadour to electric surrealist, both black-and-white film and the world itself explodes into color....Highly inspiring." Rolling Stone "[T]he director's take on his subject is valid and powerful." Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 4 -- "For everyone who has loved Bob Dylan but been frustrated by 40 or so years of the great songwriter's artful obfuscation about his life and music, this Martin Scorsese documentary will be irresistible." Premiere "[S]pellbinding and moving..." Sight and Sound Ranked #22 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[This] is worthy of a time capsule." Rolling Stone
"...An extraordinary piece of filmmaking....Sharon Stone is simply a revelation here....Technically, CASINO is virtually beyond compare..."Variety "...Unmistakably the work of a virtuoso - bold, brutally funny and ferociously alive..."Rolling Stone "...If you love impassioned cinema, it's the only way to go..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Fascinating....Scorsese tells his story with the energy and pacing he's famous for, and with a wealth of little details that feel just right..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Scorsese's most complex film, a picture in which every scene is layered with context that reaches far beyond its immediate context..."Premiere "...It serves its theme brilliantly....It constantly dazzles with visual, auditory and thematic stimuli..."Sight and Sound "...Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker, so skilled in the manipulation of imagery he might be the most proficient of active American directors..."Los Angeles Times "Scorsese here delivers an epic parable about the fall from grace of people who have it all and squander it through their own recklessness..."Uncut Ranked #6 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "A delirious, visually ravishing, fiendishly intricate epic, it's almost Biblical in places."Uncut
"...A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white..." Rolling Stone "RAGING BULL is not simply the greatest boxing movie ever made; Martin Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece is arguably the finest American film released in [that] decade..." New York Times "...[Scorsese's] most ambitious film as well as his finest....The performance of [De Niro's] career..." New York Times "...One of the bloodiest and most beautiful reflections on atonement in the Scorsese canon....It is still one of cinema's most breathtaking films..." Los Angeles Times "...Pesci's performance is the counterpoint to De Niro's, and its equal; their verbal sparring has a kind of crazy music to it....RAGING BULL is the most painful and heartrending portrait of jealousy in the cinema..." Chicago Sun-Times "De Niro has gone above and beyond. Yet nothing can match his mesmerising performance as middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta..." Total Film "[A] monumental biopic..." Premiere "[A] troubling, exhilarating, masterfully made study of self-destructive masculinity." Sight and Sound Ranked #2 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "'Ultimate' is, for once, an accurate description." Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is without a doubt De Niro's ultimate immersion into 'The Method', up there with Brando in ON THE WATERFRONT and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE."Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "DiCaprio fully justifies his place as Marty's new muse....[He delivers] THE DEPARTED's most dangerous turn."Total Film "The speed and Mr. Scorsese's sureness of touch, particularly when it comes to carving up space with the camera, keep the plot's hall of mirrors from becoming a distraction."New York Times Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "Scorsese's got the best of men at the tops of their games. THE DEPARTED is this year's meatiest movie diversion."Entertainment Weekly "THE DEPARTED is splattered with moments of pure, dead-eyed, blood-soaked Scorsesean violence....Nicholson provides a menace that's half silky, half seedy." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] juicy and enjoyable gangster picture. It has generous salty humour, tremendous narrative drive, an absorbingly complex plot of multiple betrayal, and a roster of entertaining actors."Sight and Sound "[T]his 'gangster movie' feels like a direct emanation from a society in a state of severe moral disorientation....THE DEPARTED reminds us that if there's truly an enemy, it's within."Film Comment 5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith Nicholson and DiCaprio together on screen for the first time, a performance masterclass is assured."Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 4 -- "The actors bring their A games to this triumphant bruiser of a film, its darkly wanton wit the only defense against complete chaos."Rolling Stone "Martin Scorsese here succeeds in creating a bleak picture with a fatalistic Irish sensibility."Box Office Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[With] enough bravura acting for a dozen such pictures..."Premiere Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[A] model of what directing is when craft rises to the level of art."Rolling Stone Ranked #1 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 4 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's a rare treat for moviegoers to see six major actors, all in strong roles, together in one movie."USA Today 5 stars out of 5 -- "DiCaprio stands tall, even when sharing the screen with Nicholson....THE DEPARTED is his master class..."Ultimate DVD "THE DEPARTED has become a classic in its own right, thanks in no small measure to William Monahan's script..."Wall Street Journal
"...Nolte acts with blistering energy, and Lange is in top feral form..." Rolling Stone "...Scorsese's CAPE FEAR defies thresholds, revelling in its own transgressiveness, using punchy visuals, fast cuts and a pounding soundtrack..." Sight and Sound "...We squirm, we squeal, we squeak for mercy as Scorsese and company wring us out like an old washcloth..." Los Angeles Times
"...An outstanding rock documentary....The film is a series of highlights....Tight and exciting...It fits together beautifully..." Variety "...A dazzling array of talent on display here..." New York Times "...A revealing document..." Chicago Sun-Times "...The first rock-concert film shot in 35mm....It's a RAGING BULL knockout job supervised by Scorsese and Band guitarist Robbie Robertson..." USA Today "...Some of the best musical performances ever caught on film..." Entertainment Weekly "...The film boasts kinetic, crisply lighted camerawork and foot-of-the-stage sound..." Rolling Stone
Entertainment Weekly (1/9/97, p.67) - "...For the Martin Scorsese film, Glass builds spinning, three-dimensional mandalas of sound, anchors them with growling bass tones, and still manages to create a conventional score..."- Rating: B
Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.178) - "...PULP FICTION isn't...a head spinner, but it's terrific twang-bar rockers...and '70s R&B...form the funky sun around which such campy planets as the Statler Brothers and Urge Overkill...revolve..."Rolling Stone (9/19/02, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This set expands the original killer soundtrack release by including 4 songs originally left off but used in the film..."Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.32) - Ranked #28 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (12/16/94, pp.64-66) - "...a mix of savvy oldies and surf instrumentals....the album also incorporates funny dialogue snippets from the movie..." - Rating: AQ (11/94, p.148) - 3 Stars - Good - "...an inspired and effervescent mix of the unlikely, the kitschy, the off the wall and the defiantly in your face..."Uncut (11/02, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A modern classic of the genre."NME (Magazine) (10/22/94, p.47) - 8 - Excellent - "...Quentin Tarantino loves pop music, and like Martin Scorsese before him, he understands its dramatic narrative potential...Tarantino scores another bullseye with the eclectic mix on PULP FICTION..."
Rolling Stone (3/5/93, p.39) - 3 Stars - Good - "...at times equals the textural brilliance of Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa..."Entertainment Weekly (2/12/93, p.57) - "...The songs are accessible, but never obvious enough to kill a laugh..." - Rating: AQ (5/93, p.96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...black, and predominantly self-deprecating, humor runs rife alongside tricky tempo changes and the plain goofy....Hall has obviously struck a nerve..."(3/93, p.53) - "...It's rare that music makes you laugh out loud and want to play air guitar at the same time....explodes into a cornucopia of weird things....tremendously fun..."NME (Magazine) (4/3/93, p.28) - 7 - Very Good - "...a set of songs that range from delirious cartoon novelty to full-slam guitar swoon..."
BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
"[T]here's not another actor working in the movies today with Crowe's kind of gravitational pull to authenticity..." Entertainment Weekly "Out of the ring and opposite Mr. Giamatti, Mr. Crowe eases into the boxer's soft side, at times beautifully; in the ring, he's repulsively believable."New York Times "The climactic matchup works splendidly for two reasons. There's so much on the line, and the staging is breathtaking..."USA Today "Crowe's physical acting is miraculous....A top-notch entertainment and as fine a sports movie as one could hope for." Premiere "Imbuing his Braddock with uncommon dignity and integrity, Crowe creates an utterly human character..." Sight and Sound "Russell Crowe is rugged and resilient....It's a solid picture..." Uncut Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "If there's any justice, DVD will rescue this rousing drama from shocking box-office indifference." Rolling Stone "[An] emotional true story....This is a good soundtrack that works well with the story." Widescreen Review "The film is RAGING BULL minus the rage, though with a motivation that's at least as involving, and a lot more surprising."Wall Street Journal
"...Heads many a list of all-time cinematic favorites....Stunning..." New York Times "...An audience favorite from the beginning -- and a creative influence on a generation of filmmakers..." USA Today "...THE SEARCHERS contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances. There are shots that are astonishingly beautiful..." Chicago Sun-Times "...A masterpiece..." Total Film "...The Western that bowled over a generation of film schoolers, from Lucas to Scorsese to Spielberg..."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ender and insightful. It will cut you up." Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "Ford's picture is relentlessly unpretentious; tackling Big Themes without neon-slicking them or telling us what to think." Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a thoughtful, and rather dark piece....Ford used Monument Valley as a canvas for the breathtaking photography." Ultimate DVD
"Out of the ring and opposite Mr. Giamatti, Mr. Crowe eases into the boxer's soft side, at times beautifully; in the ring, he's repulsively believable."New York Times "Crowe's physical acting is miraculous....A top-notch entertainment and as fine a sports movie as one could hope for."Premiere "Imbuing his Braddock with uncommon dignity and integrity, Crowe creates an utterly human character..."Sight and Sound "Russell Crowe is rugged and resilient....It's a solid picture..."Uncut Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "If there's any justice, DVD will rescue this rousing drama from shocking box-office indifference."Rolling Stone "[An] emotional true story....This is a good soundtrack that works well with the story."Widescreen Review "[T]here's not another actor working in the movies today with Crowe's kind of gravitational pull to authenticity..."Entertainment Weekly "The climactic matchup works splendidly for two reasons. There's so much on the line, and the staging is breathtaking..."USA Today "The film is RAGING BULL minus the rage, though with a motivation that's at least as involving, and a lot more surprising."Wall Street Journal
"...Fiendish intensity..." Rolling Stone "...FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS throws you straight into a demented cinematic 'acid test'..." Sight and Sound "...A lucid hallucination. Depp again proves himself our most inventive actor....This movie isn't about drugs, it is drugs..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...A fidelity to the author's hallucinatory imagery that until now seemed impossible to capture in a film. But here it is in all its splendiferous funhouse terror: the closest sensory approximation of an acid trip ever achieved by a mainstream movie..." New York Times "[A] shocking, funny and sad tale of idealism's demise en route." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Depp and Del Toro couldn't be more perfect for the roles and throw themselves in without fear or hesitation."Premiere