Opening Statement

Gangs of New York is commonly thought of as a minor misstep by Scorsese—a film that received mildly positive reviews and ten Oscar nominations because it was supposed to. I’m not saying these opinions are wildly wrong—I would never judge like that—but these opinions are wildly wrong – by John Gilpatrick, January 23, 2017

True Americans: Immigration and Assimilation

Rewatching Gangs of New York with such sentiments in the forefront of my mind actually helped me stop something I am far too often guilty of doing, which is simplifying viewpoints that are different from mine – by Zachary Davis, January 24, 2017

In Context: The Five Points

The city, from its vast array of colorful personalities to its filthy, rickety structures, emerges as a character that I was sad to leave at the end of the film’s 168-minute runtime. So, let’s explore the truth behind the more colorful characters and groups portrayed in Gangs of New York – by Alex Moore, January 25, 2017

Re-thinking the 75th Academy Awards

10 nominations, 0 wins. If it wasn’t for The Color Purple and The Turning Point, Gangs of New York would live in infamy as the Oscar’s biggest loser. By simple odds and statistics, it is strange for a film to be that liked and still not win in even one category – by Aaron Pinkston, January 26, 2017

Related Review: Silence

The film feels like the honest efforts of a master artist reflecting on his life and wondering what it all means. The result is a meditation on the nature of the world which never flinches in the face of uncomfortable questions – by Alex Moore, January 27, 2017

The Cinessential Podcast, Ep. 8

On this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, JohnAaron and guest host Alex Moore bust out their top hats and gather their sharp weaponry to discuss Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York – The Cinessential Podcast, January 27, 2017