Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Taxi Driver (1973)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Aviator (2004)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Departed (2006)
i mean, damn, he cranks ‘em out
Casino (1995), then Goodfellas (1990). (I’m moving backwards. Probably have to watch Mean Streets next.)
It’s hard not to compare them since they’re both about Italian mobsters and feature De Niro and Joe Pesci (and Pesci plays a nutjob in both roles).
Casino was darker and more violent than Goodfellas, but it’s longer and slowly paced. I could watch it with some detached bemusement. It primed me for Goodfellas, which was a different experience.
I was investing myself in Goodfellas. It depressed me and I fucking hated everyone in it. It’s faster and more exciting and hands down the better movie.
But what redeems Casino is its relation to The Wolf of Wall Street. Both are 3 hours long, charting the criminals who orchestrate financial deception and live in lavish wealth. The main difference I could notice was that, while the characters in Casino dressed in a mafia code of honor with their fellas (which dissolved to shit by the end once everyone began killing each other) the characters in Wolf of Wall Street were almost completely amoral; they lived for their hedonism.
it realllllly doesn’t look good on everybody and btw it has HITLER in its name
Mr. Mop-Top McFuckster