Tag: THE DEPARTED
Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 3 #50 through 26.
Martin Scorsese is one of the most iconic directors of all time. He created such groundbreaking films like Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York. Yet it took him eight Oscar nominations, five Best Director nominations alone, until he finally received the Best Director Academy Award in 2006 for the film The Departed. Let's look back at the film that finally landed Scorese the gold.
Scorsese is one of those directors that has been creating for generations. He's the known for creating and depicting the worst antiheroes that you can't help but like and can't stop watching. You follow them on their twisted journeys and sometimes untimely demises, all while that same Rolling Stone song (“Gimme Shelter”) plays in the background. Your parents loved him, you love him, and I'm sure your children will or already do love him. There's always one particular movie of his that you discover that makes you hungry to hunt out every other film of his and devour. Mine was The Departed. Sure, I was a little late in the Scorese game, but even after watching Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull, The Departed is still my favorite.