Shutter Island

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Year: 2010
Director: Martin Scorcese
Genre: Thriller
Category: #11 A horror/thriller

I’ve seen bits of this movie before but never the whole thing. I’ve also loved Leonardo Dicaprio since I first watched Titanic when I was 7. Then I realised that it had Michelle Williams (possibly better known from her role as Jen Linley in Dawson’s Creek) and Mark Ruffalo (better known as the Hulk). They had so many great casting choices in this movie that even if you don’t love the storyline the acting more than makes up for it.

I love movies like this because you’re never quite sure what’s real until the very end and even then, there’s still a few questions. This one was filmed beautifully so if it sounds like the type of movie you love then this one is well and truly worth a look. Besides, what could possibly go wrong when there’s a thriller set in an insane asylum where a prisoner has escaped.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

 

 

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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Year: 2013
Director: Martin Scorcese
Genre: Drama
Category: #30 A long film (more than 3 hours)

Alright, this one is right on the edge of 3 hours but I’ve seen too many of the long movies so this is what we’re left with.

At any rate, Margot Robbie with Leonardo Dicaprio turned out to be a great combination for this movie. I’m not sure what I expected from this but it wasn’t the drug filled, sexually depraved film that I got.

Honestly, there were huge chunks of this film where I was incredibly frustrated with how women were treated by the guys in this movie. I have to hope that the people watching it are aware that it’s not an appropriate way to treat people.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars