Scorsese tries, almost succeeds, but fails in my eyes..

I have loved the original (Infernal Affairs) from the first time it enthralled and enticed me into its engrossing story, and I have watched it so many times without ever losing a moments interest. When I found out it would be remade, I was annoyed at Hollywood for meddling with masterpieces, but then I heard …

The Untalented

The title clearly refers to Scorsese’s talent, which vanished in a squirt of stage blood about 15 years back. He wasn’t talented, he was brilliant — but that was then. Today he should be making intelligent independent movies, elder statesmanly flourishes of wit and humanity, inspiring a younger generation. Instead, he’s humiliating himself with overblown …

Abject failure of a remake of Infernal Affairs (SPOILERS)

Caught The Departed last night and I have to say, its one abject failure of a remake. I was expecting it to be good, and truth be told, I wanted it to be good because it is based on Hongkong’s Infernal Affairs, quite possibly one of the best gang flicks of all time. It is …

Jack is great but the Original is MUCH BETTER

Just watched it last night and can’t help but think how much better the original “Infernal Affairs” was compare to “The Departed.” The Departed had wasted its cast power, failed to fully develop the characters, failed to focus on the inner conflict for the two undercover, didn’t make enough of a point in betrayal, and …

Superb acting on top of brilliant storytelling

Just came back from watching the movie so it’s still fresh in my mind. Overall the movie was good but it could have been shorter. Good movie but nothing extraordinary, not a master-piece, not a classic. In this period filled with really bad movies it’s a movie you have to watch. Some things are better …