Eighth Cosmique Movie Awards


     

Shutter Island

Someone is missing.


Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Written by: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay); Dennis Lehane (novel)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams

Primary Genres:
Drama; Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

2010 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  not yet released
  • Awards:  not yet released

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U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner (Mark Ruffalo) must investigate the disappearance of a female inmate from Shutter Island, an institution for the criminally insane.

 

Cosmique Movie Nominations

  • Nomination ballots will be released in January 2010.



Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    We need to be careful with films like this to avoid providing too many spoilers, and that can make a review challenging. Let it suffice to say that while Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor and Martin Scorsese is a great director, there's a reason this film was released so early in the year, long before the Oscar-bait season: the twists just aren't that twisty. Still, the acting is excellent and worth considering. It might not make Best Drama, depending what comes later in the year, but it could well make it in the Thriller category. It's "Historical" only in the sense that it takes place in an identifiable time period, but is not based on true events, but for many voters that might be sufficient. And it could even be considered for "Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity," though the male nudity, while full frontal, is fleeting and hardly sexy.

    My grade: B