Posts Tagged ‘goodfellas’

Salon sets the challenge as follows: It is assumed that you’ll have an indestructible DVD player with a solar-recharging power source… You can list 10 feature films, one short and a single, self-contained season of a TV series. The short is easy. I’d take One Week without a second thought. As is my choice for a first feature […]


Leonardo DiCaprio (William Costigan), Matt Damon (Colin Sullivan), Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello), Mark Wahlberg (Dignam), Martin Sheen (Queenan), Ray Winstone (Mr. French), Alec Baldwin (Ellerby), Vera Farmiga (Madolyn). Screenplay by William Monahan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 151 minutes. The Departed is a film with mad energy. In every put-down and punch-up there’s […]


Ben Kingsley (Georges Méliès), Sacha Baron Cohen (Station Inspector), Asa Butterfield (Hugo Cabret), Chloë Grace Moretz (Isabelle), Ray Winstone (Uncle Claude), Emily Mortimer (Lisette), Jude Law (Hugo’s Father). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: U. Running time: 127 minutes. It’s impossible to avoid this, so let’s get it done first and foremost and quickly: just what has happened here? […]


I saw The Social Network for the fifth time the other day, and I feel obliged to say a little more, one last time, about this special gift that cinema gave us last year. It’s hard to appreciate history being made at the very time it is being made, even if every critic on the […]


Robert De Niro (Jimmy Conway), Ray Liotta (Henry Hill), Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito), Lorraine Braco (Karen Hill). Screenplay by Martin Scorsese & Nicholas Pileggi. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 146 minutes. I’ve reviewed GoodFellas before, but looking back at what I wrote, I’m almost ashamed at how blasé I was in my […]


I’m done! More than thirty cinema trips later, from Shutter Island way back last March to Inception in the summer and finally The Fighter, I’ve now taken full advantage of my first full year living in a city and have seen for the first time every Best Picture nominee before the winners have even been […]


Edward Norton (Derek Vinyard), Edward Furlong (Danny Vinyard), Beverly D’Angelo (Doris Vinyard), Avery Brooks (Dr. Bob Sweeney). Screenplay by David McKenna. Directed by Tony Kaye. Rating: 18. Running time: 119 minutes. American History X is a damn fine film; as important as it is enthralling and as frightening as it is thoughtful. It is one […]