A very average Goodfellas rif that manages to create the smallest semblance of a unique identity. Hill and Teller obviously carry this film as there really aren't any other meaty roles for the other characters. Their chemistry only brings the film so far, and relegates it to simple mediocrity.
It's like a slasher film where the killer is industrial society.
The price of oil is currently in the negative so that gives a certain irony to my most recent viewing of this masterpiece.
The beauty of this film is in the silent subtleties hidden between the big sweeping moments. It's an epic of small proportions, it's grand ideas playing out between allegorical figures that are also human. The cast is small enough to give ample time for each character…