These films are like pasties. For about 10 years everyone’s been like “you should try a pasty, Ryan. They’re great” and I’m like “yeah, I’ve had a few pasties in my time and they’re alright but they’re just not for me” and then they say, “yeah but there’s about 40 different pasties and you’ve got to try them all to understand them” and I was like “yeah maybe but I’m not gonna eat that many pasties when I’m not really…
Scorsese’s most undervalued masterpiece and perhaps his most ambitious. Every frame oozes a love of classic Hollywood refracted through a personal vision of love and loss in a creative realm.
I still find the extended cut to be consistently jaw-dropping with gorgeous cinematography and a beautiful use of colour, flawless production design and costumes, bristingly volatile chemistry between Minnelli and De Niro, and of course, Minnelli absolutely blows the roof off throughout.
Perhaps self-indulgent at times but investing in its bold…