The Just Best | by Mayuto Correa





For me to say that Martin Scorsese is the best film director of this era I have to, cautiously, review the past forty years and go through a list of great film directors
who made unforgettable marks on the first art, during this last era before the Return of Jesus Christ.

Francis Ford Coppola is the next on this list, and he would be the first on my best list of romantic film directors, of this era, in fact The Godfather of 1972 is the best film ever made, after Casablanca of 1942, directed by Michael Curtiz, who was another master of romance, and being Hungarian helps to highlight the prominence of European directors in the American film industry. Is fair to say that European film makers contributed, vividly, to the romanticism of American films. This trend of greatness from two continents was taking form in the beginning of the last century and collided in the 1940s due to talent splendor from both sides and the need to tranquilize the world in its wartime.

But the era of romantic films ended in the 1980s just like a fountain that stop supplying the precious liquid of life, proving that technology and
beauty don’t match, just like past and future. The high-tech era erupted and burned the values of the past with the flame of money and a new world was
revealed, naked, ready to improvise with the frenzy for high-tech items and daring to share their privet life in social media networks. That marks the beginning of a dark era that will take some time to be noticed, unless, of course, more films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” are produced to show the horrifying state the world is in.

This film takes the audiences to a reality they are not prepared for. Its realism is so drastic that, the only way out is the theater door during the horrifying scenes, unless by mistake the viewer sees it as a comedy, but then the film would lose its entire relevance. The power of the film is in the realistic way the Wall Street is reveled and how money can change the lives of persons that are not grounded in goodness. Martin Scorsese ’s vision is brilliant and his tenacity in showing the intensity of the horror and filth of  money, sex and drug is uniquely his. Leonardo DiCaprio is, perhaps in his best performance, ever, which reminded me seeing such greatness only in  Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. The supporting actors are perfect and so is Martin Scorsese ’s work on orchestrating and conducting the most furious orgies since Sodom and Gomorrah.

Without a doubt Martin Scorsese is the best director of this last 40 years and that is because his great talent was able to supply romance when that was called for, but when it comes to place the world in front of a mirror for a self admission of guilt, there is nobody better than him. MAYUTO CORREA

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1 comment

  • Admin comment by Mayuto Correa · March 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    DiCaprio’s best performance to date. Mayuto Correa

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