Raging Bull

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‘I made it as if this was the end of my life’: Scorsese on Raging Bull at 40
At a Tribeca film festival event, the director and his star Robert De Niro discussed the legacy of the greatest boxing movie ever made

Charles Bramesco

21, Jun, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Raging Bull at 40: Scorsese's brutal boxing saga still bruises
Robert De Niro’s Oscar-winning performance as Jake LaMotta remains chilling yet it’s a defiant refusal to soften a deeply unlikable lead character that hits hardest

Guy Lodge

13, Nov, 2020 @8:01 AM

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Michael Chapman obituary
Cinematographer whose work in the Martin Scorsese films Raging Bull and Taxi Driver exhibited breadth and grandeur

Ryan Gilbey

04, Oct, 2020 @4:43 PM

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Who is the best Oscar winning lead actor of all time?
Stewart? Poitier? Scofield? De Niro? Day-Lewis? Our chief critic selects a winner from his nominees – and reveals who you chose as your people’s champion

Peter Bradshaw

21, Feb, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Jake LaMotta was not a great champion but one of the toughest, a boxing beast | Kevin Mitchell
The fine details of Jake LaMotta’s brief reign as world middleweight champion are not always absorbed in recollections of his career, mainly because one of the greatest films of all time painted him in classically Shakespearean mode

Kevin Mitchell

21, Sep, 2017 @1:06 PM

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Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure
LaMotta was immortalised on screen by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but their brilliant 1980 movie remade boxing history in the process

Peter Bradshaw

21, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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The day I met Jake LaMotta, greatest middleweight ever, in New York
It’s late September 1997 and Mark Collings, rookie boxing reporter, blags an interview with his hero for Esquire magazine

Mark Collings

21, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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When big-screen reunions work … and when they don't
The team behind Oscar-nominated crime thriller Hell and High Water have just announced a new project, but what can they learn from other re-teams that have and haven’t been successful?

Noah Gittell

01, May, 2017 @11:30 AM

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From Groundhog Day to … Raging Bull? – films to inspire and uplift
Supposedly ‘inspirational’ films tend to leave our critic reaching for the sick bag. He finds defeated boxers, desperate weathermen and boozy, cantankerous widowers far more uplifting

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jan, 2017 @6:00 PM

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Bleed For This: Miles Teller's boxing movie is no knockout
Despite some heavyweight performances, this pugilist biopic is overshadowed by some very distinguished forebears

John Patterson

28, Nov, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Readers suggest the 10 best Oscar snubs
Last week we brought you our pick of the 10 best Oscar snubs. Here you suggest what other films should have taken the prize

Observer readers

03, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Robert De Niro: five best moments
With a sparky new role in David O Russell’s Miracle Mop biopic Joy, here is a look back at the Oscar winner’s finest performances

Benjamin Lee

01, Jan, 2016 @10:00 AM

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