Everybody, welcome to Episode 65 of the “Reel Chat Podcast” – a podcast that’s back and in full swing since it’s big return last month. Today we continue our brand new season – the one where we’re counting down Empire Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Movies of all time.
Next up at number 99 is Reel Chat’s first look at a Martin Scorsese film – 1980’s biography drama “Raging Bull.” For those unfamiliar with “Raging Bull”, Robert De Niro and Scorsese are at the height of their creative powers, delivering a black-and-white tour-de-force that to this day is their most focused and stark. Former middleweight champion Jake “The Bronx Bull” La Motta’s rise and fall is depicted with rawness and analytical power. But is it really the cherished masterpiece it’s always been remembered for?
Joining your host Adam Stolfo in the Reel Chat squared circle is Andrew McCaskill, Penny Jelly as well as special guest and independent filmmaker Greg Pakis. Join the team and their guest as they discuss “Raging Bull’s” lasting legacy, Scorsese’s career and popularity, De Niro’s Academy Award winning performance as Jake La Motta, the impressive performances of all the supporting cast, as well as whether it deserves it’s title of one of the best edited films of all time.
So does “Raging Bull” deserve it’s spot in the Top 100? And is position number 99 where it belongs?
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Penny 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Greg 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND