Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio teams up again with his Gangs of New York director for this unabashed thriller about a federal marshal named Teddy investigating an insane asylum that just happens to house the arsonist who killed Teddy’s wife. As he tries to unravel the bizarre secrets that everyone’s keeping in this freaky funny farm, his own sanity is at risk. A worthy entry into the horror-thriller genre; it’s not on par with say, Goodfellas, but definitely worth a look (even twice, to see the clues to the ending that you missed first time round.) Extras: Nothing on the DVD; BD offers featurettes “Behind the Shutters” production details and interviews, “Into the Lighthouse” looks at psychiatric therapy in the 1950s.
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An editor at Fandango for seven years, Stacie has been an entertainment editor and writer since 1996, working for such outlets as Playboy, People, Movieline magazine and Hollywood.com. She loves dark comedies (Happiness, Heathers, Raising Arizona), hates the remake/reboot trend, and when she's not off at a screening, she's at the beach with her family and dog or planning her next vacation.