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Interesting formal exercise, not only by emulating the aspect of an Old Hollywood film, but also by embracing the protagonist’s fractured mind into the narrative. There’s also a really clever commentary on politics, cinema and propaganda that offers a breath of fresh air to the film. That being said, I think it gradually gets vague and aimless, even a little bit Oscar-baity. Also, everything related to Welles and the screenwriting credit battle is very disappointing, especially considering everything that’s been…
Every aspect of this film is perfect, from the production design to the performances by the incredible cast, that needs no introduction. Seeing these legends reunited for what is probably the last time is truly unforgettable. In a year where directors used their films to reflect on past work (Tarantino, Almodóvar...), Scorsese’s one is the most melancholic of them all. This is a beautiful and haunting deconstruction of the gangster myth, and one of the most epic (both in scale and quality) films I’ve ever seen.