Ben Kenigsberg



Film critic and journalist at various publications, frequently The New York Times. Also highly educated in public policy, a discipline not known for movie enthusiasts.


Date: 12 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
7.0 Rating
Remember when Martin Scorsese was the new kid on the block, struggling to get to get his movies seen? The Directors' Fortnight, the parallel festival founded in the wake of the May 1968 protests that shut down that year's Cannes Film Festival, certainly does: In 1974, it screened "Mean Streets," Scorsese's third feature. In a wide-ranging 90-minute conversation with four other filmmakers in Cannes on Wednesday, Scorsese credited that platform wit ...