In voiceover narration in the opening scene of "A Brilliant Young Mind," Nathan offers insight into his autism. He says, "Because I don't talk much, people think I don't have anything to say or that I'm stupid . . . that's not true. I have lots of things to say. I'm just afraid to say them."
Director Martin Scorsese needs no introduction with his 52 films from Mean Streets (1973) to Raging Bull (1980) to Goodfellas (1990). But with Hugo Marty has added a surprising gem to his jewels, for Scorsese has channeled his encyclopedic knowledge of film history into an exhilarating, 3D love letter to special effects cinema pioneer Georges Méliès.