Heat's distinctive approach humanizes criminality in a way few films do, focused as much on the action as the lives of those involved.
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Godfather Coda continues Michael Corleone's attempt to make right in a corrupt world, and this recut edition betters the maligned original.
An exemplary sequel that betters the original, Godfather: Part II's exquisite characterization explores America's place in international crime through a young Corleone's eyes.
The Godfather realizes post-war America through 1970s fatalism, destroying the idea of domestic perfectionism.
An all-star cast, bolstered by Ridley Scott's superb craftsmanship, chronicle this entertaining saga of the rise and fall of Gucci in the 1980s, House of Gucci.
Classier than most drug/crime dramas, Carlito's Way brings a vintage feel to a genre that turned toward merciless violence, but that doesn't mean it works either.
Tighter and faster, Francis Ford Coppola's reedit makes Godfather Coda a better movie and stronger finish to the trilogy, if still an imperfect one.
Tarantino mourns the loss of cinema's glossiness in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, bridging nostalgia and honesty through fiction.
A Cockroach in Miami’s Midst Scarface is both reactionary and alarmist. Oliver Stone’s screenplay slams the Carter administrations chaotic immigration policy, induces immigrant fears, this while blaming communism’s stranglehold …
Anthony Hopkins is a winner in this loser Although Misconduct plays on the fear of pharmaceutical companies, the death of 200 people due to a faulty clinical trial only …
Al Pacino tries to make his own Birdman and fails Al Pacino stars as an over-the-hill actor slowly losing his identity in The Humbling, his mind lost in the …
It takes the simplest outs, even the Mexican food after effects, and keeps dragging it out past the expiration date.