Tag Archives: Drama

De-aging De Niro for The Irishman – Dangerous or Daring?


Harakiri (1962) – Movie Review

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) – Quickie Review [John Carpenter Movie Marathon Ranking #17]

Heat (1995) – Movie Review (Video version)

Crime Wave (1954) – Movie Review (video version)

Locke (2013) – Movie Review (Video version)

The Best Offer (2013) – Movie Review (Video version)

The Departed (2006) – Movie Review (Video version)

TV Review: Meri Zaat Zarrae Benishan: Episode #1.5

Now that she’s at her aunt’s house, Sarah has an opportunity to dig deeper into her mother’s past. Everyone she asks gets teary-eyed and walks out of the room, so she looks herself for clues, and finds shocking evidence that Arfeen and her mother were once married. Meanwhile, the flashback segments show Afreen who has travelled abroad to study, and his family’s frustration (in particular his mother) at him phoning Saba constantly but showing almost complete disregard for his own family.

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Movie Review: The Departed

Title: The Departed

Year: 2006

Runtime: 2h 31m

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon 

Director: Martin Scorsese

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

I wanted to like it, but just couldn’t bring myself to do so

Where to start with The Departed? I’ve dissected and dismembered this movie with friends and relatives since its release in so much detail that I feel drained even before I begin this review. I have a funny relationship with this film. Despite pretty much enjoying all of Scorsese’s previous output and being a huge fan of crime movies, I can’t say The Departed really resonated with me. At first I hated it, then I warmed up to it, and then I went back to thinking it just wasn’t very good. After it had finished when I first saw it I just thought to myself well, is that it? There was no initial excitement when watching and no lasting impact after it was done. As sacrilegious as it is to say, is this Marty’s first boring movie?

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