After Hours ★★★★

One of Scorsese's least talked about film, and criminally so. Ravishingly bizarre and hilariously frightening, After Hours should stand as a great achievement in the master filmmaker's catalog.

Scorsese succeeds in drawing in the viewer into its dark, twisted, and surreal world with expert precision. There is an amazing balance between the comedic moments and the dread-fuelled suspense that really dictates the flow of the film. The frenetic camerawork and pacing really keeps the viewer on edge and the brilliant acting by Griffin Dunne as Paul keeps you rooting for him as he tries to navigate his way through the Kafkaesque situation and return home.

I can see that this movie can sometimes get lost when talking about Scorsese's filmography, with critical giants such as 'Goodfellas' and 'Taxi Driver', and it is a real shame. It feels like this movie should have a cult following or something, but it's rarely talked about these days. I highly recommend this film. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and go watch it. You will not regret it.