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USA - 81 years old
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One of the prime livings icons of American commercial auteur cinema, who made a name for himself directing character dramas and crime films. I'm not a fan of Scorsese's work, but he made so many classics that his oeuvre is impossible to ignore.



2011 / 126m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
Hugo poster

Shutter Island

2010 / 138m - USA
Mystery, Thriller
Shutter Island poster

The Aviator

2004 / 170m - USA
The Aviator poster

New York Stories

1989 / 124m - USA
Comedy, Drama - Anthology
New York Stories poster

I was a bit surprised to bump into this film. With names like Scorsese, Coppola and Woody Allen directing, you'd think the film would be better known. Honestly, I'd never heard of it before. Anthologies are rarely seen as worthwhile films though, so that's probably what's been holding this one back.

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Scorsese's short is pretty decent for a Scorsese film, but his attempts to be a bit more artistic feel rather forced and Nolte's performance is too over the top (2.0*). Coppola's entry is probably the weirdest of the bunch as it seems to be targeted at kids (2.0*), luckily there's Allen's film to give this anthology a needed quality boost (3.5*).

Allen's short is by far the most interesting and funny of the bunch. It's also the film that feels the most like "New York". While not a terrible anthology, considering the names involved people would be excused for expecting a bit more. Apart from Allen, the other directors disappoint.

Cape Fear

1991 / 128m - USA
Thriller, Crime
Cape Fear poster


1990 / 146m - USA
Goodfellas poster

Raging Bull

1980 / 129m - USA
Drama, Sport
Raging Bull poster

The Irishman

2019 / 209m - USA
The Irishman poster

It's a little ironic that Scorsese spent so much time digitally de-aging his actor, but forgot to do the same to his actual film. The Irishman feels like a relic of the past, a film that got stuck in the early 90s, just like its director. Not one second does it warrant its 3.5 hour runtime, not one moment did I feel like watching something special of worthwhile.


2016 / 161m - USA
Silence poster

Gangs of New York

2002 / 167m - USA
Gangs of New York poster

The Color of Money

1986 / 119m - USA
Drama, Crime
The Color of Money poster

Scorsese's sequel to The Hustler. It's another crime flick, this time mixed with some drama and sports elements while taking on the snooker hustling business. As a non-fan of Scorsese, it's rather disheartening that all of his film look alike, regardless of setting and themes, making this another failure in my book.

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Newman reprises his role of Eddie, only he's a lot older now. He has lost the taste for pool hustling, until he runs into Vincent. He's a young pool wizard who has all the skills, but lacks a mentor. Eddie decides to take Vincent under his wings and teach him the tricks of the trade, Vincent is only too happy to oblige.

It's sad to see Scorsese reigning in Cruise here. He's only a shadow of his usual flamboyant self. The soundtrack is pretty bland, performances are unremarkable, and the plot is stretched way too thin. It's not Scorsese's worst film and at "just" 120 minutes, not his longest either, but I doubt there's anything here that will stick with me.

Who's That Knocking at My Door?

I Call First
1967 / 90m - USA
Drama, Romance
Who's That Knocking at My Door? poster

Killers of the Flower Moon

2023 / 206m - USA
Drama, Western
Killers of the Flower Moon poster

The latest Martin Scorsese film is very much a hardcore Scorsese film. That's a good thing for Scorsese fans because they're getting a whole lot of Scorsese. If you're like me and the man's style doesn't exactly appeal to you, I hope you have other things on your mind so it can freely drift away. If not, those 200+ minutes are going to sting.

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When oil is found in Oklahoma, it attracts many shady figures. The oil is found on the land of the Osage tribe, and not long after people of the tribe start turning up dead. The FBI was freshly founded around that time and this case is perfect to show off their proficiency. When they start their investigation, they discover one of the biggest crimes the US has ever seen.

DiCaprio and De Niro are starring once again, next to some other familiar faces (if there are cowboy hats in sight, you can be sure Jesse Plemons is around) and a bunch of less familiar actors (mostly the natives). The accents are truly horrendous, the overly dramatic performances feel like something from the past and the styling (editing, cinematography, score) is oldskool dull. The sluggish pacing is just the final nail in the coffin. A terrible film.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese poster

Scorsese's second Bob Dylan-based documentary. Only interesting for fans of Dylan and/or of bygone eras. Scorsese hardly cuts in the performances and the talking heads don't have much interesting to add. The fact that are some hidden faux documentary bits doesn't improve things at all. A terrible doc.

The Wolf of Wall Street

2013 / 180m - USA
The Wolf of Wall Street poster

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

2005 / 359m - USA
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan poster


1995 / 178m - USA
Casino poster

The Age of Innocence

1993 / 139m - USA
Drama, Romance
The Age of Innocence poster

Scorsese doing costume drama. The result is a sludgy and overworked affair that brings nothing new to the table and takes way too long to get its point across. The voice over slows things down even further and some questionable performances are the cherry on the cake. Another Scorsese fluke, I'm still on the lookout for that one film that might redeem this man's work.

After Hours

1985 / 97m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
After Hours poster

The King of Comedy

1982 / 109m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
The King of Comedy poster

Taxi Driver

1976 / 114m - USA
Drama, Crime
Taxi Driver poster

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2011 / 208m - USA
Documentary, Music
George Harrison: Living in the Material World poster

The Departed

2006 / 151m - USA
Thriller, Crime
The Departed poster
The Last Temptation of Christ poster

Not a big Scorsese fan, but this must be one of his absolute worst. A cheesy and overwrought adaptation of Jesus' final days. I'm afraid I've had it with purely religious films, the gravitas and weight Scorsese put in here almost feels like a parody of the real thing. No doubt this was a serious struggle for the director, but it sure was one for me too.

Mean Streets

1973 / 112m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Mean Streets poster