The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★★

The theater near my sibling's place is playing the 50th anniversary 4k restoration of this over the weekend - so we decided to support our local indie theater and have a Godfather Night. The theater is a pretty small place and only has two screening rooms - in the other room they were screening Marcel the Shell, and I was almost tempted to ditch The Godfather in order to see that lil shell with them gotdang shoes again.

My sibling's roommate came with us - he's a great guy and a really close friend. He's never seen The Godfather before, so this was a really exciting night for us! It was really fun to hear his reactions to everything.

This viewing of the film made me realize how permanently etched it is in my brain. Those nearly three hours of watching went by suuuuper fast for me, because I knew exactly what was going to happen next. It was like speedrunning a game you like.

Oh shit, do I have to say something about the actual movie? Uuuuuhhhhhh - it's real good, guys. So much of this film has set the standard for what makes a perfect production. Definitely one of the greatest of all time, but Cabaret is better and I'm not sorry for saying that.

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