With its sprawling tapestry and mini-series length, Edward Yang’s 1991 gangster drama deserves the label of "epic" and warrants comparison to Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather."
Made by a movie-lover for movie-lovers. And even those who don’t qualify may still enjoy the hell out of it.
An excellent hybrid gangster/neo-noir film that delivers with both barrels.
One of the most popular, widely-loved films to win Best Picture in the last half-century and an example of grand entertainment.
An affecting and endearing collaboration between Miyazaki and Kondo, it weds a coming-of-age story with a flight of fancy to good effect.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic De Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Eddie Egan, Sonny Grosso
Its approach and style contrast markedly with the artificiality and lack of ingenuity that has infected the genre over the years.
The film’s imaginative approach offers an opportunity to explore the early roots of styles that were to become mainstream in Hollywood in the years and decades to follow.
Critical to a wider understanding of Bergman as a person and a filmmaker and represents one of his most dissected and discussed contributions to ‘60s cinema.
An unconventional tale of redemption that earns its ending by not falling prey to every cliché of the genre or giving in to the temptation to become too sentimental.