Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America ★★★★★

"This country is still growing up. Certain diseases are better to have while you're still young."

Leone's totemic visual language services one of cinema's most "literary" depictions of subjective experience: generations, movements, and revolutions swirling on the peripheries of an existence in hell. Deceptively beautiful.

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