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Martin Scorsese is one of the most iconic directors of all time. He created such groundbreaking films like Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York. Yet it took him eight Oscar nominations, five Best Director nominations alone, until he finally received the Best Director Academy Award in 2006 for the film The Departed. Let's look back at the film that finally landed Scorese the gold.
Scorsese is one of those directors that has been creating for generations. He's the known for creating and depicting the worst antiheroes that you can't help but like and can't stop watching. You follow them on their twisted journeys and sometimes untimely demises, all while that same Rolling Stone song (“Gimme Shelter”) plays in the background. Your parents loved him, you love him, and I'm sure your children will or already do love him. There's always one particular movie of his that you discover that makes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly McInerney)
A cop in Internal Affairs discovers the head of the narc unit is on the take in Olaf de Fleur’s “Brave Men’s Blood,” a by-the-book cop drama with a script that resembles any number of TV police shows. Reprising three of the major roles from Fleur’s locally popular “City State,” this sequel doesn’t demand prior knowledge (though it will increase a sense of character), since “Brave” stands alone on its wobbly feet. Solid if standard visuals and a relatively involving storyline may translate into Ok biz in Nordic territories; home play following an October opening was decent.
Gunnar Gunnerson (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) was Iceland’s biggest drug dealer until his territory was taken over by Serbian immigrant Sergej (Zlatko Krickic). Now in the slammer, Gunnar wants revenge, so turns to rookie cop Hannes (Darri Ingolfsson), new to Internal Affairs, telling him that drug division chief Margeir »
- Jay Weissberg
Distribution Workshop, one of Asia’s leading film sales companies, is to regain its independence after a period of control by China’s Bona Film Group.
Dw founders Jeffrey Chan and Nansun Shi have increased their shareholding in the company from 49% to 60% following a new share issue that injected additional capital into the company and which diluted Bona down to a 40% minority position.
The move paves the way for Hong Kong-based Dw to expand its activities beyond simple sales representation and into production and finance, further into mainland Chinese cinema and potentially into other fields such as television, licensing and ancillaries. The expansion may require the company to launch a further round of fundraising.
Chan has no plans to relinquish his role within Nasdaq-listed Bona, where he is currently COO reporting to Bona’s founder, chairman and CEO Yu Dong.
Dw expects to retain the right of first refusal on »
- Patrick Frater
3 items from 2015
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