Movie Reviews

Movie Review: CASINO

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Written by Nicholas Pileggi.
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
1995.

The Marty who made Casino is, without a doubt, the same Marty who cast Larry David as a hard-talking Jew in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Casino is Scorsese at his most playful and reckless: lots of flashy lighting, jump cuts, lots of severe camera angles, and lots of old geezers plugging one another between hits on their oxygen tanks.¬†James Woods as a pimp named Lester? Don Rickles as a no-nonsense pit boss with a shotgun? Marty’s mother as an old wiseguy’s mother, admonishing her son not to talk so dirty?

What’s not to like.

“A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes.”¬†— Nicky Santoro

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Movie Review: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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Written by Frank Kowlaski, Sam Peckinpah, and Gordon T. Dawson.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
1974.

Warren Oates is too cool to live, and — unfortunately — such is the end.

“I’ve been no place I wanna go back to, that’s for damn sure.” — Bennie

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