Director's Focus - Martin Scorsese - Top 10 choices

Martin Scorsese - Love him or hate him, this director is a great filmmaker. 

When you look at the list of films that this man has been part of throughout history, certain words come to mind, a standard bearer. He has made some of the best and some of the most hated films in his career. Yet, he continues to stay true to the craft. 

Not all of his films are suited for all audiences, but Scorsese continues to bridge the genres successfully. You can argue with his topic choices, but his eye for quality filmmaking continues from strength to strength. 

Interesting facts: 
1. He took a cameo in his film Taxi Driver (1976) (as a man about to kill his wife) only because the actor who was supposed to play the role was sick on the day the scene was to be shot. Says he is generally uncomfortable in front of the camera. 

2. He has famously collaborated with Robert De Niro in 8 films. Scorsese has said that his creative collaboration with De Niro is very deep and that they can often understand each other without even talking. Their collaboration has had many dry spells (including recently), but Scorsese says he shows almost every script he writes or considers directing to De Niro to see what the actor's thoughts on them are even when De Niro ultimately has no involvement the film. Interesting facts from IMDb

Russelling Reviews top 7:

1. Raging Bull
2. Shutter Island
3. Taxi Driver
4. The Aviator
5. Goodfellas
6. Gangs of New York
7. Hugo (Yes, I liked this film!) 

These lists are to showcase the talent behind the camera and for those looking for a quality film to view this weekend. 

Rankings written by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews