Gangs of New York (2002): Scorsese’s Violent Epic, Starring DiCaprio and Day-Lewis

Though nominated for 10 Academy Awards (and losing each one of them), “Gangs of New York” is one of Martin Scorsese’s weakest epic films, a sprawling tale of revenge and violence, which does not even look right; the film was hot on sound stages in Rome’s Cine Citta.

 

 

Shutter Island

The new trashy horror noir, "Shutter Island," based on Dennis Lehane's popular novel, represents a mid-range and mid-achievement for Scorsese. The film is dense in imagery but not rich enough in ideas, entertaining but not entirely gripping, stylistically overwrought without being truly poignant, but DiCaprio is both terrific and terrifying.

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Shutter Island: Scorsese’s Paranoia Film

Based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 best-selling novel, “Shutter Island,” Martin Scorsese’s new film is a haunting tale of psychological suspense and mysterious paranoia, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in his fourth collaboration with the director.

Departed, The: Scorsese’s Oscar Card, All-star Ensemble

It‚Äôs a pleasure to report that “The Departed,” the gritty crime-gangster drama, is Scorsese‚Äôs best film since the 1990 ‚ÄúGoodFellas,‚Äú to which the new film bears loose resemblance in thematic rather than stylistic terms.

Aviator, The (2004): Scorsese’s Biopic of Howard Hughes Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-Winning Cate Blanchett

The Aviator, Scorsese’s entertaining biopic of the young Howard Hughes, is his response to criticism that he is not a storyteller and can’t make a commercial movie for the mass public.

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