Not since Raging Bull has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since Kundun has one of his films felt so aspirational.
What an amazing review John! Thanks!
Feb 19 - 06:52 AM
i always thought Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas were Scorsese's "Holy trilogy." I had no idea I'd be adding Shutter Island to that list of masterpieces.
1. Taxi Driver
2. Raging Bull
3. Shutter Island
Feb 20 - 11:48 AM
Aspirational, huh? Writers should be careful when they reach for that Thesaurus. Aspirate has two meanings. It could mean Scorcese is ambitious but in medical terms it means he vomited. From all the reviews I've read so far, it looks like both definitions apply.
Feb 20 - 08:27 PM