The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★★

A classic that is almost surpassed it's by it's own cult popularity and yet it's not because it is simply one of the best films ever. The themes, the structure, the characters, the music: it's all a rapturous symphony of perfection. Brando would've been remembered for A Streetcar Named Desire or On the Waterfront, but with The Godfather, he's immortalized. Pacino delivers a powerhouse performance that should've garnered him an Oscar. The way Coppola so carefully balances everything, within pretty much a genre film, is a marvel.

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