Mafia

The Godfather: Part III

I remember hearing things when The Godfather: Part III was being made—unflattering things that hinted at disorganization and potential failure. Psst. Francis Ford is fiddling with the script as they go. Hey, did you hear? Winona Ryder’s sick, they’re bringing in Sofia Coppola. His DAUGHTER. She’s AWFUL. Somehow those words set something off in me, …

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The Family

The movie begins with the Manzoni family relocating to a small town in France through the Witness Protection Program. They’re all a bit bored and jaded, and it’s clear that their mafia ties have made these moves a familiar occurrence. They adopt their new identities with an eye-rolling sense of, “Who are we this time? …

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American Yakuza

Forgive me if I slip and call American Yakuza “American Yazuka”, but I’ve been calling it that for weeks. “When are we going to watch American Yazuka? Is American Yazuka here yet? I wanna watch Viggo in American Yazuka!” Even after being corrected, I persisted, as though I had a bizarre disability like that kid …

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