Two years ago, I left my local cinema feeling slightly deflated.
I had just watched Scorsese’s Shutter Island.
I hadn’t hated it, I’d enjoyed it. My problem was…it was a piece of work by Martin Scorsese, my idol. When I compared it to his other beautiful pieces of work such as Casino, Goodfellas and After Hours, I felt let down and a little baffled. Here was a film director trying too hard to impress; that was my original impression. A few nights ago I re-watched the film and was determined to make up my mind about it once and for all. Previously, when the film had come up in conversation I was always a little unsure of what to say as I had never come to my own conclusion about this psychological mystery.
I hope others share my relief.
Thanks for reading and let’s all keep supporting our beloved film industry.