Was on route to being one of my favorite films, but that ending. It just didn't work, as much as I understood why and what Loznitsa is trying to do here.
Still great though.
I don't know anymore if my love for gangster/mob films is because I grew up on Scorsese, or I love Scorsese because I love gangster films.
I think its the combination of them both.
Casino is often regarded as too similar to "GoodFellas" , which is the equivalent of saying Star Wars is too similar to The Hidden Fortress.
I love GoodFellas. It is a masterpiece that has Scorsese at top form written all over it.
I find it the hardest to rate the 5 star films, especially when they are epics.
It is much easier to rate films like Raging Bull simply because while there are a lot to praise, mostly the praise falls on the director, camera and acting.
In films like Once Upon a Time in America and now Ran, the film has so much, especially when they are 2 1/2 hours or longer.
Its a little funy that while so many of…