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Goodfellas at 30: Martin Scorsese's damning study of masculinity
While the acclaimed 1990 gangster drama has been viewed by some as a bro fantasy, a closer look shows an elegant and brutal dissection of male ego

Guy Lodge

21, Sep, 2020 @3:08 PM

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Who is the best Oscar-winning supporting actor of all time?
Christopher Walken? Joe Pesci? Heath Ledger? Our chief film critic names his champion from the nominees – and reveals who you selected as your winner

Peter Bradshaw

08, Feb, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Road rage finally puts alleged 'Goodfellas' mobster, 82, behind bars
Vincent Asaro, who was cleared of 1978 Lufthansa robbery immortalised in Goodfellas, gets eight years for tracking down and burning motorist’s car

Edward Helmore in New York

29, Dec, 2017 @9:18 PM

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Lorraine Bracco on Goodfellas, therapy, and almost turning down The Sopranos
The star talks about fighting with Martin Scorsese, missing James Gandolfini – and her dad scaring Dustin Hoffman at the Oscars

Danny Leigh

20, Feb, 2017 @7:15 PM

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GoodFellas review – one of Scorsese’s finest
This rerelease of the gangster classic finds the director at the top of his game

Wendy Ide

22, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Goodfellas review – a brash, menacing hightail through the death of the mob
Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece zips along with relish, and his acting A-team – De Niro, Pesci, Liotta – are on top form as this brilliant comic nightmare unfolds

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jan, 2017 @10:30 PM

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Live by Night: how the gangster film went from top of the world to sleeping with the fishes
Mobster movies were once the pinnacle of film-making. Ben Affleck’s homage to the classics could sound the genre’s death knell

Richard Godwin

08, Jan, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Readers suggest the 10 best Oscar snubs
Last week we brought you our pick of the 10 best Oscar snubs. Here you suggest what other films should have taken the prize

Observer readers

03, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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On my radar: Steve McCurry’s cultural highlights
The photographer on classic gangster movies, the best place to get Italian food, and the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ursula Kenny

13, Dec, 2015 @10:30 AM

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Goodfellas may have gone but the gangster films remain
The acquittal of gangster Vincent Asaro, part of the gang who inspired the famous Martin Scorsese film, underlines the fact that the kind of organised crime which fascinates film-makers is now the stuff of nostalgia

John Patterson

17, Nov, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Women 'not capable of understanding Goodfellas', says New York Post critic
Kyle Smith’s article on women’s inability to enjoy Martin Scorsese’s classic has sparked anger online

Benjamin Lee

11, Jun, 2015 @8:42 AM

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GoodFellas review – Scorsese’s gangster masterpiece
A 25th anniversary edition of Martin Scorsese’s great mafia movie does full justice to its multifaceted brilliance

Philip French

31, May, 2015 @7:00 AM

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