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In his review of Mean Streets, Roger Ebert claimed that Martin Scorsese had the potential to become the American Fellini in ten years. It probably didn’t really take that long. Scorsese is a living library of film, but he isn’t a dusty repository of knowledge. He’s a vibrant, imaginative creator who might know more about movies than anyone else on the planet, and that makes him uniquely qualified to be both prolific and proficient. Over the course of his career, he’s created indelible works bursting with anger, violence, fragility, care, and wonder. Never content to stick with one story mode, he’s run the gamut of styles and substance. So here’s a free bit of film school (for filmmakers and fans alike) from our American Fellini.

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Why Watch? Whether you agree or disagree with the Occupy Movement‘s messages or goals, it’s still fascinating to see how our culture and our political structures are dealing with a mass demonstration in our time. This, clearly (but cleverly) one-sided short documentary takes footage from the latest ouster of the protesters from Zuccotti Park and inserts a stirring, ironical melody behind it. Draw your own conclusions. What does it cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out The Raid on Zuccotti Park for yourself:

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On the 16th anniversary of the first public screening of Clerks, we get personal with the man, the myth, the lunchbox as he rips his heart off his sleeve and slams it down on the table.

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Attention, New York Rejects! In anticipation of this weekend’s release of Where The Wild Things Are, the Museum of Modern Art in New York has created the first ever retrospective of Spike Jonze’s work. Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years.

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This week’s Culture Warrior takes a look at three great American cities and their equally great cultures of movie nerd-dom.

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Cannes is just a few months away, and since we’re tired of caring about the Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has released a list of possibles that’s too good not to dissect.

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It might not have a rocket-propelled man shooting missiles at tanks or a anthropologist hero taking down Nazis with his whip, but Synecdoche, New York deserves all the buzz it can get.

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So we are in New York City, and the date is 1-18-08. You know what that means right? Yes, Cloverfield comes out today…but more than that. It means that last night was Rob’s Surprise Going Away Party thrown by Myspace.

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Find out all the essentials you’ll need to survive the Cloverfield monster attack from your Movie Style Guy, Robert Fure!

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It’s been a long time coming for a little bit of Al and Bobby D, on the big screen together, being as badass as can be.

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