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Gangs of New York


Finally got to see this movie – quite a spectacle, but not much more: ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’, other, presumably, than as a none too subtle comment on today’s immigration debates (you can guess the line that Scorsese takes). As Bill the Butcher, Daniel Day-Lewis was as good as the reviews suggest, but check out Jim Broadbent too, marvelous as Boss Tweed, sly, shifty, crooked and very, very smart.