Magazine March 22, 2010, Issue

The Enemy Within

(Paramount/Phoenix Pictures)
A review of Shutter Island

Future biographers of Martin Scorsese will find themselves reckoning with two distinct periods in his filmmaking: the De Niro epoch and the DiCaprio era. In the first 25 years of Scorsese’s career, it seemed like every major film he made was required to star Robert De Niro, from Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, to Raging Bull and Goodfellas, to The King of Comedy and Casino. But now it’s been over a decade since they last worked together. Ever since 2002’s Gangs of New York, the role of Scorsese’s muse has fallen exclusively to Leo.

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