For this week’s commissioned podcast, we got to watch one of the many great collaborations between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, the 2010 psychological thriller, Shutter Island. While neither of us think this movie cracks the top 5 of either gentlemen’s work, it is an effective film with a pretty good twist, and features a solid Leo performance that drifts into “great” territory later in the film, and has great supporting performances in Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, among many others.
Special thanks to Tyler Shumway for commissioning this podcast, on 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest doing so before you listen to the cast, as it’s a neat little movie with a lot of twists and turns that we’ll spoil mercilessly. Written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, and Elijah Wood among others, it’s a meditation on relationships and loss and why sometimes things just don’t work out, or maybe they can? We’ve got our opinions about the answers the movie has to offer, but I imagine there are lots of alternate solutions.