Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: My 5 Favourite Martin Scorsese Films
Close but no cigar: Casino, Mean Streets, Hugo, Gangs Of New York, The King of Comedy
5 – The Wolf Of Wall Street
Wallowing in it’s own sickening greed, The Wolf Of Wall Street is an over indulgent mess. It’s also amazing. Career making performance from Margot Robbie and DiCaprio was cruelly robbed of Oscar glory.
4 – The Departed
The Departed finally saw Scorsese win his Academy Award. It’s a great film and showed that, years after his golden period, Scorsese could still deliver the goods.
3 – Raging Bull
Scorsese’s black and white drama about boxer Jake LaMotta is brutal. From it’s in ring action to DeNiro’s method acting, Raging Bull was the crushing flip side of Rocky and the like.
2 – Taxi Driver
DeNiro is simply captivating in what is still one of his most intense and raw performances. It still crushes all these years later.
1 – Goodfellas
The greatest film of all time. Part of Scorsese ‘s greed trilogy (along with Casino and The Wolf Of Wall Street), it’s got it all from killer performances, amazing music and great cinematography.