Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Bill the Butcher
Is it fair to say the possibly the only criticism of Gangs of New York is Cameron Diaz? Got nothing against the girl but onscreen next to Daniel Day-Lewis is a tall order for anyone. At least DiCaprio is capable here (and, dare I say, one of his best performances? Sorry, not a Leo fan). But hot damn is this a good flick and one, until now, I've seen in parts, clips & bits. Nice to finally view in its entirety and on blu-ray (even tho this isn't the best of transfers but not bad). A travesty this didn't when Best Picture in 2002. For real.