Martin Scorsese is one of those American directors whose complete oeuvre is more varied than regular people initially realize. Those unfortunate enough to come of age in what some say is his era of decline might even have a tragically skewed perception of his films, assuming that they're all beat-em-up people pleasures (or vehicles for a portly Leonardo DiCaprio). On some level, the former's not entirely off; dads and teenage boys love Casino, Goodfellas, and The Departed because, on the surface, they're movies about wise guys, gangsters, crooks, crooked cops, and the women unfortunate enough to end up married to or sleeping with them. Look a little closer, though, and there's plenty more going on in those films than the tired old glorification of macho guys. And much like his movies, Scorsese is the kind of director (and person) who is far more complicated than first impressions might lead you to believe.
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