Cinematic Release

Thanks to all of our visitors that participated in the Trivia Contest celebrating the Razzie's 25th anniversary. The lucky winners have been notified and will be receiving an author signed copy of the book, "The Razzie Movie Guide", by founder and president John J.B. Wilson.

Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this Wildcelt "heartfelt tribute" to one of our all time favorite Director's, Martin Scorsese! followed by a hand picked filmography of some of Scorsese' finest.


“Our Hearts belong to Marty”

by Mark A. Wilson

If longevity and versatility can be the hallmarks of creative genius,then Martin Scorsese should be considered one of Hollywood’s greatest genius.

From the raw cinematic power and gritty realism he used to evoke the life of a professional boxer in Raging Bull (1980) to the refined elegance and poignant suffering of two frustrated lovers caught in the web of upper class hypocrisy in 1870’s New York City, which he brilliantly depicted in “The Age of Innocence” (1991). Scorsese has shown a rare and uncanny ability to draw us into the lives and times of his characters.


Perhaps Scorsese’ greatest talent, and one which has eluded most other Hollywood directors, is his ability to bring to life the sites, sounds, indeed the very feelings of past historic eras. For instance,in his epic film about the early days of gang violence in America, “The Gangs of New York”,(2002), he re-creates the dirt, disease and vermin of New York’s 19th century slums as the backdrop for a titanic battle of wills and struggle for survival between his two major protagonists, portrayed with palpable intensity by Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio.

In his current film tour-de-force, about the pioneering entrepreneur Howard Hughes, “The Aviator”, (2004), Scorsese makes us feel the personal and professional triumphs as well as the tragedies that Hughes experienced during his mercurial and enigmatic life.

This film received a rare honor of eleven Academy Award nominations and it’s apparent to his millions of devotees over the past thirty years, that this recognition of his unique talent by his peers is long overdue.


Favorite Scorsese Films!

Gangs of New York (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Starring Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jim Broadbent, Peter-Hugo Daly, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio
Starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang, Tencho Gyalpo
Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Kevin Pollak
The Age of Innocence
Starring Richard Grant, Alex McCowen, Daniel Day Lewis, Miriam Margolyes, Michelle Pfeiffer
Cape Fear
Starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker
Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
New York Stories
Starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Julie Kavner, Mae Questel, Giancarlo Giannini
The Last Temptation of Christ (The Criterion Collection)
Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco, Steve Shill
The Color of Money
Starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Randall Arney, Elizabeth Bracco, Bill Cobbs
After Hours
Starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino
The King of Comedy
Starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard
Raging Bull (2-disc Collector Set Special Edition)
Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent
Taxi Driver (Collector's Edition)
Starring Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, Jodie Foster, Leonard Harris
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III, Billy Green Bush
Mean Streets (Special Edition)
Starring Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, David Carradine, Robert Carradine, Cesare Danova