Michael Yarwood

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (25 of 31)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,466,899 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 31
Goodfellas (2 Disc Special Edition) [1990] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert De Niro
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the best movies of all time which makes you wonder why has martin scorsese not won an oscar. This like many other Martin Sorsese films like Cape Fear, Taxi Driver and his recent work The Aviator had excellent acting combined with a good plot but yet still evaded getting itself the most prostigious academy award (best film).
The film is set on the life of real life gangster Henry Hill portrayed by at the time young up and coming actor Ray Liotta. Originally a book wrote by Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese adapted it with the help of the writer Nicholas Pileggi.
The start of the film has a young Henry Hill having a saturday job working the tables in a local italian… Read more
Scarface [DVD] [1983] <b>DVD</b> ~ Al Pacino
Scarface [DVD] [1983] DVD ~ Al Pacino
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
When i watched this movie i sat in total disbelief at the pure beauty of it and when it ended i stood up and clapped as the cinematic class of this movie had pushed it into my top 5 movies of all time. I have watched all the good and excellent gangster movies but this one stood out like no other.
It stood out for a reason. The reason was that it seemed more closer to modern day and didn't just involve italian mob members it involved the crinimal underground of the miami shoreline. The cocaine driven crinimal underworld is corrupted when Cuban Tony Montana trys to work his way out of poverty to be the ruler of the crinimal life in miami. He eventually makes it to the the top by being… Read more