The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★½

honestly expected this to be overhyped; this is such a mythic piece of cinema. it’s long runtime was a bit of a drawback for me before watching this, but wow, every scene is memorable. there’s thousands of small details and metaphors— the haunting score, the grain of the film, the colors— all combine to create an intricately constructed tapestry that explores family dynamics, cursed in blood and ambition.

I think the greatest achievement is how epic yet intimate and homely it feels... it’s brimming with wives and crying babies, festive weddings and equally festive funerals, spaghetti prepared in the kitchen... as dark this movie is there’s warmth I didn’t expect.

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