Saturday, 11 January 2014
We watched Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND over Christmas. The DVD has been sitting on the shelf for weeks now, but we have never been in quite the right mood to each it. I note that the poster above says that it 'demands multiple viewings'. I'm not really sure that's true, but I enjoyed it.
I think DiCaprio has turned into a really interesting actor and I thought the opening shots were great. In fact, the look of it was superb. It had that Hitchcockian hyper-realism and a great soundtrack. It was just a shame that the story didn't seem quite strong enough to carry the movie.