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04.16.13 Julia Dawidowicz

From Taxi Driver to Gangs of New York, the films of Martin Scorsese have immortalized New York. That’s why the call the Queens-born director “the unofficial biographer of New York City.” And so, San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery has opted to curate their Martin Scorsese art show tribute here in the Big Apple. This weekend, stop by the […]

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01.02.12 Marina Galperina

“Yes. I’m considering the possibility,” says Martin Scorsese when asked whether the Frank Sinatra biopic he’s going to be working on eventually will be in 3D. Oh, and remember how he said that Taxi Driver should have been in 3D? Geh. So what does that mean? […]

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10.04.10 Marina Galperina

If you get misty-eyed over Scorsese and NYC circa Taxi Driver, watch for TASCHEN’s fancy new book coming out this month with tons of never-before-seen on-set photography by Steve Schapiro, including bloody/cheery/behind-the-scenes De Niro and Scorsese waving a lot of arms and crawling around pretend-dead bodies. […]

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06.14.10 Marina Galperina

The trailer for gansterriffic 1920’s Atlantic City HBO series Boardwalk Empire is out and it looks like they’re doing a wolf in weasel’s clothing thing with Steve Buscemi. […]

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03.10.10 Marina Galperina

Irritating: buckets of crap poured over [the pretty good] Brooklyn’s Finest for not having enough/having too many guns-go-boom-related spectacles, while criticism for that video-game headache chasm Shutter Island is politely on half-dial. […]

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02.18.10 Marina Galperina

Sorry, guys: that whole Taxi Driver remake thing was definitely a cruel lie and the most annoying rumor at the Berlin Film Festival. It didn’t sound very real anyway, pfft. I had a hard time believing Lars Von Trier could scrape together enough funding for an art film so soon, lest more Willem Dafoe penis […]

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02.16.10 Marina Galperina

If Variety’s Taxi Driver rumor has got you salivating for a Hollywood-superfleous-remake-style explosion-laden “update” on the classic, prepare to be disappointed. As amusing as it would be to see a senior Bickle raise some bloody havoc over a teeny hooker (casting idea: Baby Cyrus, blegh), with what collaborator Lars Von Tier’s got in mind, it’s going […]

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08.24.09 Will Sherman

The MTA rejected a Brooklyn politician’s attempt to honor the late Michael Jackson by renaming one of the borough’s dirtier subway stations after him. Councilmember Letitia James plans to continue petitioning to at least install a plaque at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station where’s Jackson “Bad” video was filmed. |NYP| […]

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