A nearly four-hour period gangster movie that represented the culmination of director Sergio Leone’s career. It is also a super weird movie.
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TAXI DRIVER (1976)
Scorsese’s portrait of the classic lone wolf white male remains highly acclaimed, but I wonder if it hasn’t done more harm than good.
RAGING BULL (1980)
Scorsese’s “masterpiece” about a boxer whose life falls apart because of his toxic masculinity.
WAG THE DOG (1997)
This political satire remains hilarious, but these days can’t quite escape its basic 1990s-ness.
THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
This all-encompassing sequel involves at least two separate movies that never quite meet.
Scorsese’s most cutting exploration of the gangster lifestyle. I like the movie. The lifestyle’s not for me.
THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
Called a “nightmare” and “endless” by its own studio, it ended up winning Best Picture and being the first big hit movie about the Vietnam War.