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154 Minutes. 1997. Rated R.
This is the third film from two-time Academy Award Winner, QuentinTarantino. It’s no easy task to follow the first two: Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. To date, most people will tell you that Jackie Brown was their “least favorite” Tarantino film; I, in fact, happen to agree. He’s one of my favorite directors and so far, in 21 years of directing, he’s only made seven films. The guy takes his time, and he does it right. I love them all, this one the least, however. Let’s be clear, though: this is a great movie, with a rock-solid cast.
1985. 132 Min. Rated R. “Mistakes? We don’t make mistakes.” In my search for non-traditional Christmas movies, I came across the satirical cult classic, Brazil, written and directed by Terry Gilliam. Gilliam is more well known for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys, and Monty Python projects. There is, no doubt, a darkness in his heart, which is conveyed beautifully in this story, one of three imaginative stories beginning with Time Bandits. You have to hand it to a guy who named his company PooPooPictures, just to imagine board execs sitting in a room and having to discuss it.
So this movie was made a few years after Goodfellas by a few guys who knew they had struck gold together and figured… let’s just make another movie, what the hell. Martin Scorcese and Nicholas Pileggi set the tone for a decade of amazing films with Goodfellas, so it seemed natural to grab the same stars, and just do it all again five years down the line.
Quote: God forbid they should make a mistake and forget to steal.
How to even talk about such a game changing character over the course of film is simply daunting. I am going to do my best. Vito Corleone, better known as The Godfather, is the main character in the first film of the trilogy of famous mafia movies done masterfully by Francis Ford Coppola.
The acting will just knock your socks off (if you aren’t wearing any, it will put your socks on)
Quote: The Sixteenth Chapel? Who painted the other fifteen?
A great film that tells a story of lost innocence, dark secrets, and vicious retribution. Our story begins in the summer of 1966 in Hell’s Kitchen section of the west side, New York City. Not for nothing, but it opens with Frankie Vallie’s Walk Like A Man. Right from the start I was HOOKED.