The Godfather (1972)

This movie was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I don’t know why it took me this long to see this classic film, but I finally did. Luckily it doesn’t have to sleep with the fishes. This movie is a horse head above the rest. I really enjoyed it and I enjoyed watching all the characters develop (or die). After watching shows like the Sopranos, I’ve felt like old mobster movies have lost their shine, this movie still holds strong even to this day. It’s filmed wonderfully, has great music and I just love all the characters and drama that goes on. It’s the quintessential film on crime. So even if it’s the day of your daughter’s wedding, you should probably not turn this film down.

97/100

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Wall Street (1987)

Greed is good, and so is this movie. It’s not living in a penthouse good, but it has some fun moments. I loved seeing Martin and Charlie Sheen as father and son. I feel like I haven’t seen Daryl Hannah in a while and it was good to see her, although her character was supremely unlikable. Michael Douglas plays a great business shark that will take a bite out of anyone and smile. Oliver Stone paints a pretty vivid picture of how Wall Street works behind the scenes. You can tell he doesn’t love Wall Street people as both Sheen and Douglas are pretty villainous for the most part. The film is a lot more enjoyable as Sheen is working up the corporate ladder, when he starts getting successful the movie becomes quite boring. Still, I loved the performances and both the start and end of the movie. It’s just that pesky middle part that felt like I was watching the stock ticker on the bottom of the news.

76/100

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Winter Sleep (2014)

I was really disappointed with the lack of snow in the film. I was expecting the cast to be snowed in, with nothing to do but face their problems with each other. I will say that this movie has excellent dialogue and really good acting… but is that the ultimate recipe for a movie? It should be, but this movie just really wasn’t entertaining. First of all, it is three hours and fifteen minutes long. That’s a lot of reading to do, unless you speak Turkish in this Foreign film. This movie just doesn’t entertain you. You’ll enjoy the 30-40 min. a piece conversations people have, but what really happens in this incredibly drawn-out movie? Not much. Honestly, I wish I would have slept than watched this.

57/100

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