Based on a true story, Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (1990) is an unforgettable biopic about a low-level mobster named Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). I think what makes the movie so compelling is Scorsese's close observation of the details of Hill's extraordinary world, which includes his wife Karen (Lorraine Bracco), gangsters Tommy (Joe Pesci) and Jimmy (Robert De Niro), and Mafia capo Paulie (Paul Sorvino)."Goodfellas" is based on the nonfiction book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, who collaborated with Scorsese on the screenplay. The film was to be called 'wiseguy' but because of a tv show that already claimed the name it was changed to 'goodfellas' This is a shocking film that has perfect use of narration and dialogue to which scorsese is a genius!
Brilliantly crafted often sickeningly violent mafia must-see (if you love gangster movies that is!?). Directed by Scorsese, starring De Niro, Pesci and Sharon Stone in a outstanding performance!
It tells the story of a the rise and downfall of vegas casinos, led and owned by gangsters.
The true story of Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro), a shrewd, Mafia-connected casino operator, whose assured, mannered life is undone by his devotion to his feisty dangerously flighty wife, Ginger (stone) and his boyhood friend Nicky (Pesci), a wild card who fancies his chances on Ace's patch. It's narrated by pesci and deniro talking about how they worked thier way up the ladder used their charm to get where and what they needed. Its an astonishing movie that is cleverly directed beautifully written and chillingly acted out with precision you cannot imagine!
Horror fanatics and fans of the series will not be disappointed.Through a series of flashbacks we get a few cool nods to the first and second films. The plot though only serves as a set-up for the ultra cool surprise ending. Though im not an immediate fan of these movies i definatly appreciated the fantastic brutality and gore of this movie, can they get any sicker!?
An astonishingly imaginative, poignant, genre-defying tale of teen love, insanity and time travel. A first feature film by Richard Kelly, starring upcoming talent Jake Gyllenhaal (gorgeous lol)
Donie Darko is the most original film to come outta the US in years.