Like Grown Ups, the original is less funny than 2 but a bit more sensible as a film. 2 is pure kino though.
I'm not sure if it is just Zeki's presence in front of the camera or just his maturity behind it, but out of the four Zeki joints I've seen I liked the two where he acted and found the other two interesting if dissapointing.
Mostly, it seems that he chooses to cast himself as the "asshole" lead, which leads to much more introspective works on the one hand, but also into much more engaging work narrative wise on the…
I don't know anymore if my love for gangster/mob films is because I grew up on Scorsese, or I love Scorsese because I love gangster films.
I think its the combination of them both.
Casino is often regarded as too similar to "GoodFellas" , which is the equivalent of saying Star Wars is too similar to The Hidden Fortress.
I love GoodFellas. It is a masterpiece that has Scorsese at top form written all over it.
I find it the hardest to rate the 5 star films, especially when they are epics.
It is much easier to rate films like Raging Bull simply because while there are a lot to praise, mostly the praise falls on the director, camera and acting.
In films like Once Upon a Time in America and now Ran, the film has so much, especially when they are 2 1/2 hours or longer.
Its a little funy that while so many of…