Tags : Martin Scorsese

The Irishman: A Nerdlocker Movie Review

“ ‘I heard you paint houses.’ To paint a house is to kill a man.” -Frank Sheeran aka The Irishman Where Goodfellas showcased a life of excess and reckless abandon, The Irishman is an exhibition of regret and the tragedy of getting old watching the world pass you by. It is the reality we all […]Read More

My Favorite Movies: The Departed (2006)

“When I was your age, they would say you could become cops or criminals; today what I’m saying to you is this: When facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” – Frank Costello In 2006 I went to the theater to see a movie I had heard good things about and thought the trailer looked […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: JOKER

“I’m dancing to the music of the madness inside me.” -George C Wolfe The actors chosen to don the infamous clown makeup is nearly as convoluted a story as the mysterious past of the clown prince himself. From Cesar Romero to now Joaquin Phoenix the path to the most recent interpretation of the character is […]Read More

At the Movies with my Dad

I wanted to write something for my dad that was related to movies and here it is. This a very personal piece of my life and I understand the lack of desire you might feel in reading it. I’m not asking you to, I’m just asking you to be okay with me writing it and […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: You Were Never Really Here

A violent film that shows almost no violence sounds like the ramblings of an incoherent madman but I assure you despite the just off camera kills, this is a violence driven drama about being okay around death in the worst ways possible. Make no mistake however, there are still moments that showcase the savagery front […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Dunkirk

For the most part, directors are an unknown for general audiences. They really couldn’t care less. Then there are those whose names nearly overshadow the very movies they helm. Scorsese, Tarantino, Spielberg, and of course Christopher Nolan. I think each of these masters are well known for taking risks and separating themselves from the masses. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Silence

Silence has never been so deafening. It was in 1988 after the premiere of Scorsese’s controversial film The Last Temptation of Christ made its debut, that the story of Silence entered the director’s consciousness where it remained for thirty years. Several attempts were made over the years to make the Silence novel, written by Shūsaku […]Read More

A Tribute to Goodfellas: A 25 Year-Old Masterpiece

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” -Henry Hill (1955) It brings about questions of morality and acceptability… On September 21, 1990, the Martin Scorsese directed classic Goodfellas was unleashed. Now 25 years later its impact and legacy is still influencing pop culture to this day. Careers were […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: GoodFellas 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” This unforgettable declaration given by Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese mob classic GoodFellas commences a 145-minute thrill ride covering three decades of life in the mafia. Twenty-five years after it’s theatrical release, GoodFellas returns in the form of a […]Read More

Movies You May Have Missed: Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

In 1999, Nicolas Cage starred in Bringing Out the Dead, directed by Martin Scorsese. A neo-noir thriller in its own right, this is truly the work of a master filmmaker. Much like in his recent directing effort, The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese manages to bring the audience into the mind of the film’s main […]Read More

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

I was having a conversation with my friend as we were driving to see this film. We were discussing directors who, when involved in a project, you know immediately the movie they are directing is going to be something more than just another movie. There are great directors who make phenomenal films and then there […]Read More

A Salty Winters Film Review: American Hustle

When I saw the trailer for American Hustle, David O. Russell’s slick, new period piece about con artists in the late 1970s, my initial thought was that it looked like a Scorsese movie.  I found it interesting because Russell, director of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook, is an accomplished director with a unique style […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Counselor

A little fish in a big pond; this film is one of the most extreme visions of that very simple and innocent saying. This is the perfect definition of being out of one’s element. As a guy I know all too well that you can’t simply jump into the cold water, you have to go […]Read More