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What's Better? The Godfather vs. The Godfather: Part II

Happy anniversary, Don Corleone. On the 20th of December, 1974, your second story, The Godfather: Part II, came into this world, and it quickly became the first response whenever someone asks, “What sequels are better or as good as their predecessors?” It is the 40th year since the release of  2,813 more words

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New York Stories (1989)

As a fan of all the filmmakers involved, it feels great to finally see New York Stories but I had my expectations in check. I’ve had enough experience with anthology films to know how uneven they can be but this one fares well for the most part. 557 more words

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Saturday Matinee: I Am Cuba

“I Am Cuba” (1964) is a Soviet-Cuban co-production directed by Mikhail Kalatozov which ties together several stories depicting different aspects of the Cuban experience during the pre-Castro era. 93 more words


Corleone Family Values: The Godfather Part II at 40

Francis Ford Coppola didn’t want to make a sequel to his 1972 Oscar-winning blockbuster, recommending Martin Scorsese, fresh off Mean Streets, for the job. He finally said yes when Robert Evans of Paramount Pictures agreed that… 1,016 more words