A to Z Challenge – The Intern

The Intern 2015 Directed by Nancy Meyers Quick Synopsis...¬†Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise. This is one of those really touching movies that kind of makes you want to appreciate … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Intern

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AFI #4 – Raging Bull

Raging Bull 1980 Directed by Martin Scorsese Netflix says... Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic, which paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts. You know, as much as I like a decent boxing movie, … Continue reading AFI #4 – Raging Bull

AFI #32 – The Godfather, Part II

The Godfather, Part II 1974 Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Netflix says... The Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito's journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son Michael extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder. Y'all. This movie … Continue reading AFI #32 – The Godfather, Part II

AFI #52 – Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver 1976 Directed by Martin Scorsese Netflix says... Martin Scorsese crafts a violently prophetic, gripping vision of urban decay and insanity in which mentally unstable Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drives a cab through the sleaziest streets of pregentrified New York City and befriends a child hooker (Jodie Foster). The groundbreaking film … Continue reading AFI #52 – Taxi Driver

AFI #53 – The Deer Hunter

The Dear Hunter 1978 Directed by Michael Cimino Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning epic from director Michael Cimino, a group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos--not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven (John Savage) married his pregnant girlfriend--and … Continue reading AFI #53 – The Deer Hunter

AFI #92 – Goodfellas

Goodfellas 1990 Directed by Martin Scorsese Netflix says... Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro chew plenty of scenery, but the focus of this gripping Martin Scorsese opus is real-world mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a gangster who dreamed of making it big but landed in the Witness Protection Program instead. Nominated for six Oscars (including … Continue reading AFI #92 – Goodfellas