The history behind the making of The Godfather Part II (December 1974) is just as interesting as the storyline of the movie. Francis Ford Coppola intertwined two stories within one film: the history of the Corleone family, starting with the death of Vito Corleone’s father and going up to Vito’s rise as head of the Family Read More →

It has been over 45 years since The Godfather (Mar 24, 1972) came out and this is the first time I’ve watched it.  Yeah, unbelievable I know, but gangster movies are not high on my list. I have watched the whole trilogy now, but will only focus on the first in the series. I found it Read More →

The film Gotti is from 1996 and was shown on HBO. The reason I mention this is because there was a remake with John Travolta made in 2017.  This version features Armand Assante as the title character John Gotti, who was the head of the Gambino crime family from 1985 until 1992. The film starts Read More →

Philomena is based on a true story about an Irish woman who becomes pregnant and is sent to a Catholic institution for unmarried mothers.  Judi Dench plays the title character Philomena Lee who meets a BBC reporter (Steve Coogan) willing to take up her story and search for her long lost son who was adopted Read More →

This is a hilarious and charming British Christmas movie. It was released in 2014 and stars Jim Broadbent as Santa Claus. The plot of the movie is that while test driving a new sleigh 2 days before Christmas, Santa Claus loses control and crashes near London.  The reindeer get loose and Santa asks 9 year Read More →