So with Martin Scorsese’s latest film ‘The Irishman’ coming out, I decided to rewatch all 25 of his feature-length films, not counting the documentaries. From his debut with ‘Whos That Knocking At My Door?’ through to his classics like ‘ Goodfellas’ and ‘Raging Bull’, and to some of his weirder movies that I have yet to see like ‘The Last Temptation of Christ.’
I will go through all of them, in order of release, writing a review for each, and also edit this post with my updated rankings of his films, and then close it out by watching The Irishman.
- Mean Streets (1973)
- His first great film, his first time working with De Niro, and a film that has influenced many works in the same genre. I really enjoyed this film. It was thrilling, intense, and had my attention all the way through. ★★★★☆
- Who’s That Knocking At My Door (1967)
- This film is… kind of bad. It isnt shot poorly, but the story is bland, uninteresting, and by today’s standards, kind of offensive. The fact it is about a guy, who is upset at his girlfriend because she was once raped, and it never truly addresses how crazy that is of him, makes it hard to take seriously. There isnt much to get out of this except for that it was impressive on a technical level for a debut feature, but it is not worth watching. ★1/2☆☆☆☆
- Boxcar Bertha (1972)
- A tonally confused film, that feels like a snuff film without the fun. I got very little out of this, other than some impressive film making from Scorsese. I just do not think he had much passion for this project. If he did, it didn’t come across in the product. ★1/2☆☆☆☆