I watch The Departed about a month ago. Yeah, I'm a bit late. It held me all the way through and it's one of four movies that have caused me to sit in silence for a length of time after seeing them.
In my opinion, Martin Scorsese is to directing what Ernest Hemingway was to writing. Direct, stable, and succinct, they both present their stories with meticulous precision, trimmed of fat and dripping with the juice of firm internals. (To be fair, I haven't seen Shutter Island, though it is on my list.)
So, who's your favorite movie director, and why?