Three Martin Scorsese Films You Have to Watch
Alexandra Wade - January 14, 2023

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

It’s hard to be an enjoyer of movies and not have heard of Martin Scorsese. A revolutionary filmmaker, Scorsese is often famous for two things in this day and age: making good movies and documentaries, and firmly criticizing the phenomenon that is the MCU. He has made a wide range of film in his illustrious career, most typically dark and gritty crime/psychological thrillers. Some of his works, however, stand out better than most. Down below we’ll list 3 Scorsese films that you should definitely give a shot!

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First up is The Irishman, one of his more recent works, which tells the decades-spanning story of the possible involvement of Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. A slower take on the crime drama genre, Scorsese uses the unconventionally long runtime and de-aging technology to keep his 3 primary stars, De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, in front of the camera for as long as possible, and therein lies the charm for longtime fans of the director and actors.

Another notable film that Scorsese has to offer is Shutter Island, a stunningly dark psychological thriller. U.S. Marshal Edward Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule must travel to Shutter Island, where a patient has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. Once there, the goose chase will ensnare Daniels and the viewer in a web of deception and half-truths, which will have them questioning at every turn whether things are actually what they seem like.

Lastly, we look upon one of Scorsese’s more family-friendly films in Hugo. It features a young boy who befriends Georges Méliès, one of the most influential and significant filmmakers of the 1800s and early 1900s and is in the process of uncovering secrets of his father’s past. Hugo is an ode to old films and the very process of filmmaking, and the heartwarming ways in which it explores its many themes and characters are a treat to watch!