Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

Newly restored and edited, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone marks the definitive ending of the saga. Maybe it is because I was younger but I don’t remember the third film being so bad.  Come to think of it, I’m not even sure if I did see the third film.  I would need to ask my uncle since he owned the first two films on VHS.  In reading over Wikipedia, I…

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On the Rocks Reteams Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray

Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola reteams with her Lost in Translation star, Bill Murray, in the recently premiered On the Rocks. The gist of the film is that Laura (Rashida Jones) and her father, Felix (Bill Murray), want to know if Laura’s husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans) is having an affair.  This is the basic plot of On the Rocks.  Honestly, this is all you need to know about the film because Coppola takes us on a…

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The Beguiled: Strong Performances in Civil War Drama

The Beguiled may be a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name but the acting performances are so strong in this psychological thriller that it almost doesn’t even matter. Written for the screen and directed by Sofia Coppola from the book written by Thomas Cullinan, the period drama stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.  Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, and Addison Riecke all play boarding school students. Three…

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