Posts Tagged ‘raging bull’

Vivien Leigh (Blance DuBois), Marlon Brando (Stanley Kowalski), Kim Hunter (Stella), Karl Malden (Harold Mitchell). Screenplay by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: 12. Running time: 122 minutes. Putting my relatively robust knowledge of American cinema history to use, I’ve been scouring my mind for examples of female characters in the movies that have […]


Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Melissa Leo (Alice Ward). Screenplay by Eric Johnson, Paul Tamasy and Scott Silver. Directed by David O. Russell. Rating: 15. Running time: 115 minutes. I feel no shame in declaring The Fighter a pleasant surprise: an albeit predictable boxing film, but also one that […]


Robert De Niro (James ‘Jimmy’ Conway), Ray Liotta (Henry Hill), Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito), Lorraine Braco (Karen Hill). Screenplay by Martin Scorsese & Nicholas Pileggi. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 146 minutes. What a career. With Taxi Driver in the 70s, Raging Bull in the 80s, and then GoodFellas in the 90s, […]


Robert De Niro (Jake La Motta), Cathy Moriarty (Vickie La Motta), Joe Pesci (Joey), Frank Vincent (Salvy). Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Madrik Martin. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 129 minutes. Raging Bull is better than GoodFellas, Taxi Driver and any other Scorsese film, and as such it is not only his […]