Italianamerican (1974)

Yesterday Jeremiah posted about the 1974 Martin Scorsese doc Italianamerican, featuring the director’s parents. Jeremiah’s post is one in a series about the contest in Little Italy/Nolita over the future of the San Gennaro Feast. My own take on that debate...

Music Monday

I finally saw Scorsese’s No Direction Home last week. Picked up the incredible soundtrack, too. What took me so long on both counts? There’s no adequate explanation. No time today to say much about the film or the music, either, other than that the clip...

New York Film: The Age of Innocence (1993)

This is the second Scorsese film we’ve shown to our class this semester. The first was Gangs of New York, also starring recent Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, though in a very different role — or is it? In a way, as different as these films seem, they share...