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View Poll Results: Favorite Recent Scorsese Film?
Gangs of New York 9 23.08%
The Blues: Feels Like Going Home 0 0%
The Aviator 1 2.56%
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 3 7.69%
The Departed 22 56.41%
The Key to Reserva 0 0%
Shine A Light 0 0%
Shutter Island 3 7.69%
A Letter to Elia 0 0%
Public Speaking 0 0%
George Harrison: Living in The Material World 0 0%
Hugo 1 2.56%
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:08 PM
Favorite Latter Day Scorsese

We've got a thread on the front page about your five favorite Marty pictures and we've been round and round on the man's best many times. I think we're in a late period of his filmmaking distinct from both his early work and his mid-career run and when I bring up recent Scorsese, I seem to get a different answer from everyone on which they like the most and some of the films seem loved and loathed in equal measure. Either he's found his new DeNiro and is soaring high or he's in a DiCaprio-fueled slump that won't end and is regurgitating his signature dynamism to hollow studio projects that lack Marty's feel for character depending on who you ask.

He's always been and still is my favorite filmmaker and I think the majority of his work this decade can stand up with the output from any of the previous three which all had mixes of brilliant and decent, but he has kind of lost me with the last two.

What's your favorite post 2000s Scorsese and for a bonus point and a lolly, why don't you rank them?

My choices:
1.) No Direction Home: Bob Dylan -10/10
2.) The Departed -10/10
3.) Gangs of New York -9/10
4.) The Aviator -9/10
5.) A Letter to Elia -8/10
6.) Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues 8/10
7.) The Key to Reserva -8/10 (short)
8.) Shine a Light -7/10
9.) Hugo -6/10
10.) Shutter Island -4/10

Haven't seen: George Harrison: Living in The Material World, Public Speaking

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:34 PM
1. The Departed - 8/10
2. Hugo - 8/10
3. The Aviator - 7/10
4. Shutter Island - 6/10
5. Gangs of New York - 5/10

I must get on with watching the docs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:16 PM

Hands down its Gangs of New York.

They don't make epic films like that anymore.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:20 PM
The Departed - 9/10
Hugo - 9/10
Gangs of New York - 9/10
The Aviator - 9/10
Shutter Island - 8/10

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:45 PM
The Departed wins this vote from me, easily.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:25 PM
1. The Departed (10/10)
2. Gangs of New York (10/10)
3. The Aviator (10/10)
4. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (10/10)
5. Hugo (9/10)
6. Shutter Island (8/10)
7. George Harrison: Living in The Material World (8/10)
8. Shine a Light (7/10)

And if The Wolf of Wall Street is as great as the book, I think anyone disappointed with his last couple of movies will be satisfied. I personally appreciate him changing it up a bit and playing around in different genres, but Wolf is heading back to the GoodFellas/Casino era of Scorsese and I certainly welcome it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:06 PM
1. No Direction Home (10/10)
2. The Departed (9/10)
3. Gangs of New York (9/10)
4. Hugo (8/10)
5. Shine a Light (8/10)
6. Shutter Island (7/10)
7. The Aviator (5/10)
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:14 PM
1. Gangs of New York (10/10)
2. The Departed (10/10)
3. The Aviator (10/10)
4. No Direction Home (9/10)
5. Shutter Island (9/10)
6. Hugo (8/10)
7. Shine a Light (7/10)

Definitely fall into "Marty's been on a roll" group.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:35 PM
I voted for No Direction Home but George Harrison: Living In The Material World is every bit as good.

I hate to say it but he's made a lot of crap as his features of late. Gangs of New York is pretty awful, The Aviator is worse. Even The Departed doesn't really stand up to repeated viewings.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:36 PM
1. The Departed - 9.5
2. The Aviator - 9
3. Gangs of New York - 9
4. Shutter Island - 8
5. Hugo - 7
6. Shine a Light - 7

Definitely think he's been a roll lately, and I've loved all of his collaborations with DiCaprio thus far. Though I'm quite looking forward to Wolf of Wall Street (seems like ripe material for him), I really, REALLY want to see him do Silence already. It just sounds like such a personal project.


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I hate to say it but he's made a lot of crap as his features of late. Gangs of New York is pretty awful, The Aviator is worse. Even The Departed doesn't really stand up to repeated viewings.
Haha funny you say that because for me, each of those films get better with each subsequent viewing...Gangs of New York, especially.

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:59 PM
I actually didn't love The Departed when I first saw it. I actually felt all of the deaths felt like overkill when I first saw it. However, I really found that the movie improves with each viewing and now I absolutely love it and think it's actually one of Scorsese's very best movies. Dicaprio, Damon and Nicholson are just fantastic in the movie and the supporting cast is about as good as it gets. Although I think Nicholson should have been nominated for an oscar over Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg's great in it, don't get me wrong, but I really thought Nicholson dominated the movie with his very presence! One of my favorite performances from Nicholson in fact.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:52 AM
1. Gangs of New York (10/10)
2. The Departed (10/10)
3. The Aviator (10/10)
4. Shutter Island (9/10)
5. No Direction Home (8/10)
6. Hugo (8/10)
7. Living in a Material World (8/10)
8. Shine a Light (7/10)

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:02 AM
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I voted for No Direction Home but George Harrison: Living In The Material World is every bit as good.

I hate to say it but he's made a lot of crap as his features of late. Gangs of New York is pretty awful, The Aviator is worse. Even The Departed doesn't really stand up to repeated viewings.
I agree with everything you said here.

Of his fiction films, I would probably say The Departed is the best because it's at least entertaining.

I like DiCaprio, but De Niro he aint and I'm not too excited about Wolf Of Wall Street either.

Silence is the one I really want to see him make.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:19 AM
The Departed
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:52 AM
4 stars
The Departed

3 stars
The Aviator
Shutter Island
Hugo

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:00 PM
Gangs of New York
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:24 AM
1. The Departed (10/10 or A+)
2. Shutter Island (10/10 or A+)
3. The Aviator (8/10 or A-)
4. Hugo (8/10 or B+)
5. Gangs of New York (6/10 or C+)
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:02 PM
The Departed and No Direction Home are the two standouts. It's kind of remarkable how average some of the others really are.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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I actually didn't love The Departed when I first saw it. I actually felt all of the deaths felt like overkill when I first saw it. However, I really found that the movie improves with each viewing and now I absolutely love it and think it's actually one of Scorsese's very best movies. Dicaprio, Damon and Nicholson are just fantastic in the movie and the supporting cast is about as good as it gets. Although I think Nicholson should have been nominated for an oscar over Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg's great in it, don't get me wrong, but I really thought Nicholson dominated the movie with his very presence! One of my favorite performances from Nicholson in fact.
Nor did I. It's improved with each viewing for me. And I agree about Nicholson, though I'm happy Wahlberg got a nomination. I probably wouldn't have chosen him as one of the top five supporting actors of 2006, but he was great nonetheless.

My preference...

1. Gangs of New York
2. The Departed
3. Shutter Island
4. The Aviator
5. Hugo
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:45 PM
I have to go Gangs of New York here. There was a time (before my second viewing) that I would have chosen The Departed. But was I the only one that upon re-watching found it to be much less striking and just an overall disappointment.

Shutter Island was kind of the same way. Thought it was great in theaters - but completely lost interest when I re-watched it at home.

Loved both The Aviator and Hugo, however - but Gangs of New York would be any other director than the guy who made Taxi Driver and Raging Bull's masterpiece.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:42 PM
The Departed: 10/10
Gangs of New York: 8/10
The Aviator - 7.5/10
Hugo - 9/10
Shutter Island - 8/10
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:22 AM
I think Gangs of New York is fabulous. I think it has aged incredibly well and will continue to do so. As has been mentioned, it's old-fashioned in its epic nature, but it's not the silly homage that Hugo was. To use the most overused term on the internet, I honestly believe it's woefully underrated.

I really really like the Departed. Tons of people I respect really don't like it. I think sequences are great, but I think Nicholson brings it down at times. I think Leo's wonderful in it, if a bit one-note.

And One Direction Home is incredible.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Shutter Island: Best Picture of 2010
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:19 PM
The Departed by a landslide.
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