Cape Fear is the first in Martin Scorcese’s history of remakes, the second being the Departed. Both are excellent. The original Cape Fear directed by J. Lee Thompson is an adaptation of The Executioners by John MacDonald. The 1991 update of Cape Fear runs an extra 20 minutes. It adds several scenes and expands its… Continue reading Cape Fear vs Cape Fear
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Spy vs. Spy: Infernal Affairs and The Departed
Infernal Affairs was an absolute break out. The premise is simple. Drug dealer Hon Sam groomed a man to infiltrate the police department. The police department has tasked a young man to go undercover and infiltrate Hon Sam’s gang. Released in 2002, Infernal Affairs spawned four sequels, prompting Martin Scorcese to remake the film in… Continue reading Spy vs. Spy: Infernal Affairs and The Departed