Roger Ebert Home

Dennis Lehane


Black Bird (2022)
Live by Night (2017)
The Drop (2014)
Shutter Island (2010)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Mystic River (2003)

Blog Posts


Thumbnails 7/31/15

How we process movies in 2015; Top Ten Pixar Movies; Christopher McQuarrie on Minnelli and more; Dangers of auteur TV; Dorothy Arzner retrospective at UCLA.


Leonardo DiCaprio: 'I like characters who aren't always what they seem'

"Shutter Island," which opens Friday, is the fourth film Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have made together, and the most unexpected. It's not a biopic ("The Aviator") or a modern gangster movie ("The Departed") or a historical gangster movie ("Gangs of New York"). It securely occupies that most American of genres, the film noir -- the dark film, the film that takes place in the shadows of human nature.