Scorsese Fans Shudder in Anticipation

SHUTTER ISLAND

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Release Date: March 18 (in theatres everywhere)

Best known for his mafia movies, Martin Scorsese has nevertheless explored a variety of genres throughout his long filmmaking career. In his latest release, “Shutter Island,” about a U.S. Marshal investigating the disappearance of one of the inmates from the titular insane asylum, he tries his hand at the psychological thriller. Though this isn’t his area of expertise, I’m anticipating its release tomorrow, if for no other reason than it gives me something to watch during the post-Oscar, pre-Cannes cinematic dry spell.

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