Why I have put this film on hold for my whole life.
I can unapologetically saying that this is Francis Ford Coppola’s best work to date (yes even more than Godfather and Apocalypse Now)
It’s a mythical experience. One that understands the mental conditions of experiencing a reality different than yours, being loyal comes within a price, relationships with others start to change, and often feeling lost and confused with how to change into a different person.
Ford understands this flawlessly within his writing and direction that captures the brutality the characters faced with both psychically and mentally with no sugar coated anywhere. Plus Matt Dillion gave one of the best performances ever in a film. I’m serious.
This could take a few more viewings to dissect it all, but holy cow.