Is ‘Goodfellas’ the Best New York Movie?

At PJ Media, I discuss the 25th anniversary of my favorite movie, Goodfellas:

In any case, there are fewer movies with better dialogue than Goodfellas. (Perhaps The Last Boy Scout?) And New York retains a certain mythical quality for everyone, including those who hail from its streets. It’s a city simultaneously full of immense beauty and ugliness. What better way to represent this duality than the mob, which is itself a bizarre combination of opulence and violence?

 

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