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Movie: The Godfather: Part II

The second installment in The Godfather trilogy. Partially based on Puzo's novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jun 3, 2020 - 12 comments

Hunters: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Untold numbers of Nazis are living in secret in the the 1970's United States, conspiring to build a Fourth Reich. 19 year-old Jonah Applebaum (Logan Lerman) is drawn into the orbit of Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) and his secret band of Nazi hunters. Created by David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 22, 2020 - 18 comments

Movie: The Godfather: Part III

A Shakespearean tragedy. In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
posted by growabrain on Dec 15, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 27, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Scarface

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Heat

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 4, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Scent of a Woman

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. Directed by Martin Brest, starring Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnel [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 26, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Carlito's Way

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 26, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Insomnia

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Jul 3, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: The Insider

Michael Mann party! [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 17, 2014 - 5 comments

The Insider, dir. Michael Mann, 1999

Sometime next weekend (August 16 or 17), I will be raving on FanFare about Michael Mann's "The Insider," which was released 15 years ago this autumn. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 8, 2014 - 3 comments

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