Saturday, February 20, 2010
The movie Shutter Island tells a story where nothing is a s it appears. A federal marshall arrives at Shutter Island, an institution for the criminally insane, to help find a missing inmate. Is he who he says he is? Is she who she appears to be? Different characters have different perspective and the truth is revealed in the end. An old shoe that doesn't take much to figure out, but the performances and Martin Scorsese's style make it worth a look. Scorsese builds tone and tension through lighting, color and camera angle. A decent flick for this early in the year.