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Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees’ lunch

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill speak on stage at the 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Exellence In Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.   AFP

US actor Jonah Hill joked that he would paint Martin Scorsese’s house if the film legend asked him to, as he and “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio praised the veteran director.

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Weighing in on contentious issues

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Leonardo DiCaprio. AP FILE PHOTO

As foreign productions continue to “colonially” rule over the local entertainment scene, both live and onscreen, our continuing campaign for viewers to stop believing that “imported” is inherently superior to “local” has been a difficult struggle to persuade and convince.

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How Scorsese avoided NC-17 rating for ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

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SCORSESE. Helms acclaimed Leonardo DiCaprio starrer. AFP

There’s still enough sex in “The Wolf of Wall Street” even though director Martin Scorsese had to trim some footage in order to avoid an NC-17 rating in the US, which would have substantially limited the audience for the film that portrays the sex-and-drugs excess of Wall Street in the late ’80s.

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Mark Wahlberg on being swarmed by Filipino women in Hong Kong

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WAHLBERG, left, and Marcus Luttrell, the soldier whom the actor portrays in “Lone Survivor.”  Ruben V. Nepales

So there was Mark Wahlberg quietly sitting in the back of a Catholic church one Sunday morning in Hong Kong, where he was filming the latest “Transformers” movie, when something unusual happened.

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Brocka classic is as relevant as ever

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KORONEL and Roco (right) topbill “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag.”

We’re happy to announce that, after Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala” and Peque Gallaga’s “Oro Plata Mata,” film buffs will get a chance to watch Lino Brocka’s exceptional 1975 drama, “Maynila, Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag,” next month—when its gorgeously restored version will be screened in local theaters.

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Film director Martin Scorsese appeals for ‘visual literacy’

Martin Scorsese. Photo by Ruben V. Nepales

Film director Martin Scorsese urged Americans on Monday to pay greater heed to “visual literacy” and to embrace their rich cinema heritage before it literally fades away.

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Scorsese to make ‘Gangs of New York’ TV series

Movie director Martin Scorsese (C), and actors Leonardo DiCaprio (R) and Daniel Day-Lewis, in Paris on January 6, 2003 (AFP, Philippe Desmazes)

Legendary US filmmaker Martin Scorsese is to make a television series of “Gangs of New York,” the epic story he brought to the big screen in an Oscar-nominated 2002 movie.

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Martin Scorsese-Mike De Leon team to save Lino Brocka’s film

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National Artist Lino Brocka (left) and his cinematographer-producer Mike de Leon joined forces in 1974 for the movie that would alter the course of filmmaking in the country. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The restoration of Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” has found a surprise benefactor from across the globe—Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation (WCF).

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Scorsese, De Leon team up to save Brocka’s ‘Maynila’

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Indeed, it will take a global village to save “Maynila.” The restoration of Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” has found a surprise benefactor from across the globe: Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation (WCF) has taken a keen interest in the preservation project.

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Scorsese to help restore Brocka’s ‘Maynila’

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Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (1975) will be restored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in a landmark partnership with the World Cinema Foundation, chaired by Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The film’s cinematographer and producer Mike de Leon envisions the restoration project as a “tribute to Brocka.” The World Cinema Foundation was “created to help developing countries preserve their cinematic treasures.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Childhood ‘isolation’ inspired his passion

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Martin Scorsese. Photo by Ruben V. Nepales

Martin Scorsese recently revealed a new project and talked about how being isolated as an asthmatic child nurtured his passion for films.

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Scorsese directs 3D adventure ‘Hugo Cabret’

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MANILA, Philippines – From the critically acclaimed, Oscar® winning filmmaker of Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese, brings you “Hugo Cabret”, a 3D adventure based on the fictional novel by Brian Selznick. The film was inspired by the true story of pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès, his surviving films, and his collection of mechanical, wind-up automata figures. Below [...]

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