Sunday, October 8, 2006

HE MAKES THE BEST F%^&ING FILMS! HE MAKES THE BEST F%^&ING FILMS! IF I EVER MEET HIM, I'M GOING TO GRAB HIS F%^&ING NECK AND SHAKE HIM AND SAY "THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR MAKING SUCH EXCELLENT F%^&ING MOVIES!" The Departed is, indeed, the Martin Scorsese film that fans have been waiting more than a decade for -- dark, bleakly funny, graphically violent, well-acted, and overall, just entertaining as all get-out. When the opening licks of "Gimme Shelter" kick in, you know you're back in The Great One's hands -- and his use of the Dropkick Murphys' punk-Irish anthem "Shipping Up To Boston" is even better.

I don't quite know what else to say other than if you were at all considering seeing this movie, see this movie. Leo is good; Damon is even better, and Jack is . . . Jack. Persons looking for Deep Meaning or A Good Role For Poor Vera Farmiga should go elsewhere, but everyone else . . . just go. And then we can talk about how that last sequence (what I'll call "Act Four") makes sense.

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