Monday, October 09, 2006

Scorsese's 'The Departed' ROCKS!

Martin Scorsese's "The Departed"-- his best movie since Casino (1995) in my opinion-- is a superb effort by a legendary cinema maestro who quenches moviegoers' desire for a great storytelling by his remake of the Hong Kong movie 'WuJianDao' (Internal Affair). That's why this movie had the biggest opening sales ever for Marty and is already on IMDB's top 250 best movies of all time!

"The Departed" is a sweet reminder of Scorsese in "Mean Streets" and "Goodfellas", yet it is in a class of its own because of its unique style of unfolding the characters , events and the storyline, not to mention the twists toward the end of the movie that just blow your mind away.

Scorsese's magic touch is everywhere in this gangster flick which is a genre of movie he does best; from his signature storytelling and cinematagrophy to the music which does make you feel "Comfortably Numb" as you follow the story.

Martin Scorsese's magnificent storytelling in "The Departed" and the legendary Jack Nicholson and Leonardo Dicaprio's powerhouse acting (Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg are also great) all should be rewarded with an oscar. Will Clint Eastwood and his "Flags of our Fathers" let that happen? I don't know, but as a big Scorsese's fan and with all due respect for my other favorite Clint Eastwood, I truly believe this should finally be Scorsese's year.

Thank you for "The Departed" Marty.