March 14th, 2010

Nightmare Night Applejack

Movie #12: Shutter Island

Shutter Island


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This lovely mystery/thriller (not horror as I was under the impression) is set in the early 50's on the titular island, upon which is built the maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. The only way in or out is by the ferry to the one dock. Memo to Gotham Corrections: remodel Arkham. Oh, did I mention that there's a hurricane? Tension built? Good.

US Marshall Teddy Daniels is sent in with his new partner to investigate the escape from the hospital of a woman who drowned her children, but still believes them (and her husband, killed in the War) to be alive.

Martin Scorsese's direction is- well, I think he owns the adjective- masterful. Collapse )

Seriously, do see this.