2010s, 3.5/4, Crime, Martin Scorsese, Review

The Wolf of Wall Street

#16 in my ranking of Martin Scorsese's films. When people think of a "Martin Scorsese movie", they usually think of movies like Goodfellas, and The Wolf of Wall Street is like Goodfellas. It's his first movie since Casino like Goodfellas. It's the story of crime and excess told purely from the perspective of the excessive… Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street

2000s, 4/4, Crime, Martin Scorsese, Review

The Departed

#10 in my ranking of Martin Scorsese's films. This is kind of the ideal remake. It takes a concept with great potential that the original didn't fully realize, deepens it, does more with it, and transplants it to a completely different setting. This isn't just Infernal Affairs in America, this is Infernal Affairs in Boston.… Continue reading The Departed

2000s, 3.5/4, Crime, History, Martin Scorsese, Review

Gangs of New York

#17 in my ranking of Martin Scorsese's films. This is Martin Scorsese's biggest and messiest movie. This is a massive and dense history lesson of a largely forgotten moment and series of cultures in America's largest city. Amidst all the gangs, politicians, historical conflicts, and recreations is the story of a young man's search for… Continue reading Gangs of New York