The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★★★

everything that needs to be said about this film has been said but i'd like to highlight how well coppola tells this story visually. there's a lot of plot here, this capo here, this other capo there, the revolution in cuba, jumping across timelines but it remains so simple in his direction and faith in his actors. i can't count how many times i knew how each scene was going to play out and that's not because of predictable but great establishment of tone and absolute faith in the actors to communicate that, like the scene where michael orders ola and roth to get killed, you may not know what's happening but SOMETHING is off and it's communicated so subtly. also this is just incredibly paced, feels like 2hrs and a half rather than 3hrs 17m.

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