An extremely well done film from Martin Scorsese that brings together comedy and horror quite nicely. Robert De Niro gave one of his best performances as Rupert Pupkin, the talk show host that never was. It is a highly suspenseful and shocking film that should be essential to any fan of Scorsese or De Niro. What makes it so bizarre is the fact that it seems so realistic, there’s no out of control moments or sporadic craziness. There’s more of a slow descent into madness. Of course it’s beautifully shot and inventive, that comes hand in hand with the name Scorsese. However, this is really a slower and more deadpan approach than usual. There aren’t any tough talking characters or overly hectic scenes, it’s just one man going around pretending he’s someone famous.