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Scorsese Back in Theaters

Scorsese Back in Theaters
Rodrigo Prieto

Martin Scorsese is finally out with his new movie “Killers of The Flower Moon,” which is about a  span of real Native American murders throughout the 1920s, after oil was discovered on their land. It  tells a story of greed and how damaging it can be to a family and a community.

This idea is especially shown in Robert De Niro’s character, William Hale. It brings light to how  poisonous wealth can be to a man, and Robert De Niro really sells the role of a two-faced scumbag  who would do anything to increase his power or to better his image in the slightest way. William  Hale’s power is demonstrated through the fact that some people in the town know of his true  intentions, but those same people look the other way.

Another role that stuck out was Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart, a man roped to all of this  crime by his uncle, the infamous William Hale. However, he is still a bad person without keeping his  uncle in mind. He is a man led even further astray by his family.  

The cinematography is gorgeous which is nothing new for Scorsese’s catalog, and the editing was  extremely crisp, with smooth transitions. This movie is a long one, clocking in at 3 hours and 19  minutes. At certain points in the film you feel the time run. There isn’t a lot of development for most  people who die in the movie. One of the characters, introduced out of nowhere, dies ten to fifteen  minutes after. Details were sprinkled throughout the runtime before his death, but there was little  impact when most characters died.  

There was another character that struggled with anger issues and substance abuse. Two to three  scenes later she dies in part because of these reasons. This isn’t a subtle movie, which might have  been better suited for the goal of the film. I think overall a 7/10. It was a serviceable movie but  nowhere near Scorsese’s best.

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    Hello, I’m Angelus Rodriguez, and I love politics, games, and history. I have a great love for the beautiful game (futbol). I have a keen interest in art, but not a Monet or Davinci, rather film and music. I love learning about different countries, cultures and local life.
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