Martin Scorsese decided to bless our Thursday with a trailer for his next film Killers of the Flower Moon.
DiCaprio, DeNiro, Gladstone, and Plemons. What else do you need?
Our greatest living director seems to have another banger on his hands in what has been a masterpiece of a career. But what are his best efforts?
I feel a ranking coming on…
5. TIE – Taxi Driver (1976) & Raging Bull (1980)
I’m not going to sit here and pretend I’ve seen these movies…but I want to sound cool and I’ve heard of them so they crack our top five.
Seems like the plot of both of these is that Robert DeNiro is a weirdo, but in different industries.
4. The Departed (2006)
Great movie, incredible cast, horrible accents.
Jack Nicholson and Martin Sheen’s Boston accents come and go more than abortion rights these days.
Again, incredible film but the ending with the rat on the ledge was so direct I got a headache.
3. Casino (1995)
Sam Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, what a couple of troublemakers.
DeNiro was the main character here, but Joe Pesci stole the show as Rothstein’s childhood friend who got a little big for his little britches.
Great bit characters as well, especially Don Rickles and Kevin Pollak.
2. Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
I think I blacked out just rereading the plot of this classic.
Another DiCaprio vehicle that included everything from quaaludes to the federal government…sometimes simultaneously.
1. Goodfellas (1990)
One of my favorites, if not my favorite, movie of all time.
Henry Hill, Jimmy Conway, and Tommy DeVito run the show in a chronic run of mafia moves.
Any other mob movie simply falls short.
The bottom line is, anything Marty (that’s what his friends call him) puts out is certified gold. I can only hope he and I live forever so he can keep cranking out incredible films. As we wrap up our celebration of Marty, as Paul Circeo once said…”and now I gotta turn my back on ya.”