‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and More

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and More

Is there a single director working today with a better track record than Martin Scorsese? Ever since breaking through with his gritty, scrappy crime drama “Mean Streets,” the Italian-American’s name has been synonymous with quality, and he’s kept that train going for several years. Some films were more acclaimed than others, but from the ’70s all the way to the 2020s, Scorsese has remained a consistent top-tier filmmaker, pumping out at least one or two stone-cold classics per decade.

What’s even more impressive is how adaptable and varied the man has proven himself to be. A refrain popular among internet contrarians is that Scorsese is just a dude who makes gangster movies, but one look at the films he’s made over the years shows that only scratches the surface of his capabilities and tastes. While his mafia films like “Goodfellas” and “The Irishman” are obvious greats, Scorsese is one of the biggest cinephiles on the planet, and his films show an appreciation for all sorts of cinematic traditions and influences. He made a Douglas Sirk-inspired kitchen drama with “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” He tackled the musical with “New York, New York.” Whether you’re looking for a period romance (“The Age of Innocence”), a rambling black comedy (“After Hours”), a gritty sports story (“Raging Bull”), or even a Biblical movie (“The Last Temptation of Christ”), there’s a good chance Scorsese has directed it.

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