THE GODFATHER PART II: FATHERS AND SONS – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-12-12T09:42:17-08:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

Throughout the three hours and twenty minutes of Part II, there are so many moments of epiphany — mysterious, reverberant images, such as the small Vito singing in his cell — that one scarcely has the emotional resources to deal with the experience of this film.

THE CONVERSATION (1974) – Review by Andrew Sarris

2017-11-23T09:49:45-08:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA|Tags: , , |

by Andrew Sarris I It came over the car radio while I was driving out to wintry, stormy Long Island for the Memorial Day weekend. The Conversation had won the Grand Prize at Cannes, The Sugarland Express had been singled out for its screenplay, and Jack Nicholson had been named [...]

THE GODFATHER PART III (1990) – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-08-19T10:34:04-07:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael At the end of The Godfather Part II (1974), the story was complete—beautifully complete. Francis Ford Coppola knew it, and for over a decade he resisted Paramount’s pleas for another sequel. But the studio’s blandishments became more honeyed, his piggy bank was smashed, and late in 1988 [...]