Thursday, February 25, 2010

Limits of Psychotherapy: Shutter Island

Shutter Island (2010) - Scorsese
In a nutshell:

Shutter Island is basically an impeccably crafted 50's red scare b-movie. It really feels like a Sam Fuller movie more than anything else. All the recognizable (at least to us film nerds) character actors doing their 2 minute bits is very distracting at best. Scorsese is thinking of bringing Michelle Williams up like he has been with Dicaprio with series of movies over the years? She is a total miscast here and not up to the task yet as a ghostly wife. The flow of the movie abruptly stops by the predictable climax and plays out at the LotR: Return of the King pace. Entertaining enough.

1 comment:

  1. How was Kristen Stewart? Did you fall in love with her like I did.