Shutter Island

An expertly-made popcorn movie
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo
Directed by Martin Scorcese

As he ages, Martin Scorsese appears to be making a clear turn to pulp. I would say that some of the hesitations often expressed about The Departed stem from this change. The Academy Award winner doesn’t’ have the sense of burned-in reality of his early New York films. You also hear, incorrectly that it is shallow, a misimpression that lingers. Rather, it’s a quiet study of the relationships ... more >