Friday, December 19, 2008

Goodfellas @ the Charles Theatre this week

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” will be shown three times this week as the revival, but please note that it will screen on Tuesday instead of Thursday.

Saturday, December 20 at Noon
Monday, December 22 at 7 PM
Tuesday, December 23 at 9 PM
(No Thursday Show this week.)

(1990 Martin Scorsese) Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Henny Youngman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jerry Vale. Rated R. 146m.

“Martin Scorsese collaborated with Nicholas Pileggi on this 1990 adaptation of Wiseguy, Pileggi's nonfiction book about gangsters in Brooklyn, and in terms of narrative fluidity it may well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese's ever done. Set between the mid-50s and the mid-80s, the semifictionalized story centers on a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Mafia recruit (Ray Liotta)--who narrates along with the Jewish woman (Lorraine Bracco) he eventually marries--and the other gangsters in his immediate circle (Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Paul Sorvino). Paradoxically, the violent, amoral world the film depicts may be the darkest Scorsese has ever shown, but the surface mood is lighter than any Scorsese film since Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore....”(Jonathan Rosenbaum. Chicago Reader)