THE GODFATHER: ALCHEMY – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-12-30T13:54:12-08:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

A wide, startlingly vivid view of a Mafia dynasty, in which organized crime becomes an obscene nightmare image of American free enterprise. The movie is a popular melodrama with its roots in the gangster films of the 30s, but it expresses a new tragic realism, and it's altogether extraordinary.

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.