Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
Rating: 4/4 stars, 10/10, 96/100
Rank: #15 (Top Favorites)
William Goldman turned down the opportunity to write the script for The Godfather, because he didn’t want to glorify gangsters. Bravo! Goodfellas is a non-glorifying tale of gangsters that will scare you out of your seat, and will make you dream of becoming a gangster but will make you glad that you aren’t one and that you never will be one.
Circuses Are Past History - Like the man says, the past is a foreign country. My own past in Los Angeles is of little interest and the more time goes on, the less any of it matters ...