2010: #9 Shutter Island


Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Laeta Kalogridis
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, and Michelle Williams
Distributer: Paramount
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Date released: 2/19/2010
Date seen: 2/19/2010
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $294 Million
# of Oscar nominations: 0
# of Golden Stake Nominations: 6 (Set-Piece, Art Direction, Cinematography, Actor, Ensemble, and Adapted Screenplay)
# of Golden Stakes Won: 1 (Cinematography)

[Ed. Note: original piece was lost, what follows was written retroactively in 2011] Only by the incredible standards that Martin Scorsese has set for himself over the last forty odd years can his latest film, Shutter Island, really be called any kind of a failure.  This may not be a bold personal statement but Scorsese more than displays his mastery of genre cinema here and his ability to craft a wicked good little noir-inspired thriller that’s only marred by a less than stellar twist ending.  The film’s production values are through the roof and DiCaprio delivers one of his best performances to date, making this a winner through and through.

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