Holiday Movie Preview: Have A Very Leo Noel

DiCaprio has two big stocking stuffers, as our critics pass out the gifts--and a few lumps of coal

THE GANGS OF NEW YORK STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson DIRECTED BY: Martin Scorsese

Maybe nobody told Martin Scorsese the American film epic was a dead form. Or maybe Scorsese was too stubborn to give up a project he had nurtured since 1970, when the epic was still the genre du jour and, on Belfast's mean streets, Protestants and Catholics were spilling one another's blood in a replay of the New York City Irish-Anglo gang wars of the 1860s, which Scorsese was itching to dramatize. Then Star Wars changed the landscape of the epic from our own...

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