99. THE DEPARTED
dir. Martin Scorsese
world premiere 2006
U.S. release 2006
Because the film achieves a prodigious verticality, plumbing the depths of DiCaprio's and Damon's best performances of
the decade, while at the same time it attains a dazzling horizontality, spreading its personality, energy, and force
across a sprawl of thinking, wounding, hustling characters. Just a shame about Jack.