The Godfather (1972) Review

The remarkable thing about Mario Puzo’s novel was the way it seemed to be told from the inside out; he didn’t give us a world of international intrigue, but a private club as constricted as the seventh grade. Everybody knew everybody else and had a pretty shrewd hunch what they were up to.
The movie (based on a script labored over for some time by Puzo and then finally given form, I suspect, by director Francis Ford Coppola) gets the same feel. We tend to identify with Don Corleone’s family not because we dig gang wars, but because we have been with them from the beginning, watching them wait for battle while sitting at the kitchen table and eating chow mein out of paper cartons.
The Godfather” himself is not even the central character in the drama. That position goes to the youngest, brightest son, Michael, who understands the nature of his father’s position while revising his old-fashioned ways. The Godfather’s role in the family enterprise is described by his name; he …

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Director:Frank Darabont  Writers:Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), Frank Darabont (screenplay) Stars:Tim Robbins, ,
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Molly’s Game (2017)

Plot Summary : Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.  

Casts : Jessica Chastain (Molly Bloom), Idris Elba (Charlie Jaffey), Kevin Costner (Larry Bloom), Michael Cera (Player X), Jeremy Strong (Dean Keith), Chris O'Dowd (Douglas Downey), Bill Camp (Harlan Eustice), Samantha Isler (Molly (age 13-15)), Piper Howell (Young Molly), Brian d'Arcy James (Bad Brad), J.C. MacKenzie (Harrison Wellstone), Graham Greene (Judge Foxman), Matthew D. Matteo (Bobby), Joe Keery (Cole), Natalie Krill (Winston), Claire Rankin (Mother), Madison McKinley (Shelby), Khalid Klein (Neal), Victor Serfaty (Diego), Jon Bass (Shelly Habib), Angela Gots (B), Michael Kostroff (Louis Butterman), Elisa Moolecherry (Bankruptcy Lawyer), Chris Owens (LA Poker Player #4), Robert B. Kennedy (Alexander Rosenfeld), Mary Ashton (Tracy), Morgan Da…