Wished Sharon Stone had more to do here, in the book her character is real fascinating but that doesn't really come across here. If anything, Pesci is the least interesting member of the cast, but he manages to get himself a voiceover. So much music, too much music (Scorsese plays Gimme Shelter three times I'm pretty sure), feels like 80% of the movie is montage, De Niro is great.
With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…
Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.
While just from the…