Saturday, October 16, 2010

114. Miller's Crossing (1990)


It's gettin' so a businessman can't expect no return from a fixed fight. Now, if you can't trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return, you gotta go bettin' on chance - and then you're back with anarchy, right back in the jungle.

The Coen brothers took everything they liked about classic gangster movies, stories, and real-life, shook it up in a gray fedora, added their personal touches of lightning quick dialogue and comedy, and updated it all for the modern cinema. The result was probably the greatest gangster movie of all time (note: I know I said "Angels with Dirty Faces" was my favorite of all time, this is simply the best). Yep, better than "The Godfather" (super-duper overrated), better than "Goodfellas" (slick and stylish, but sorely lacking a point in my opinion), and world's better than "Scarface" (a disgusting bore of a movie).

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