Thursday Movie Picks

Now that October is over, I can breathe a little easier. Until I’ll have to do this horror month all over again next year. But let’s talk about this week’s theme, which actually ended up being an easier one. Which is surprising, because I don’t necessarily watch a lot of movies about gangsters.

1. LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)

Little less known gem from Guy Ritchie’s youth that put Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones on the map. And though I prefer to call Snatch. my favourite, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a nice introduction to Ritchie’s cinematography. Oh, and it has hard gangsters, which is why I’m recommending it this week!

2. THE GODFATHER (1972)

Look at me, mentioning the classics casually as if I know what I’m talking about. But honestly though, I’ve only seen the first film of the trilogy and I’m ashamed. Then again, I’ve at least seen the first and I can honestly tell, it’s a really good gangster film! Like.. really good, right?!

3. GOODFELLAS (1990)

This one I saw just recently thanks to the Blindspot challenge I’m taking part of this year! And since it’s quite fresh in my mind, I have to say, I liked it a lot. It had all the right elements of a gangster movie, and it had great performances through and through. It’s hard to go wrong with Goodfellas, when you’re in the mood for some gangsters.


THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES

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