For more than 35 years the mobsters behind one of the largest cash thefts in US history – a heist so brazen it was used as one of the central themes of the film Goodfellas — seemed to have got clean away.
Robert De Niro
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When Mafia bosses dine, it can only mean trouble... A decapitated Cosa Nostra is reorganising itself – over banquets
Sunday 12 January 2014
The Sicilian clans are trying to regroup and strengthen the organisation – and enjoy themselves at the same time
Sunday 05 January 2014
Thursday 02 January 2014
(12A) Jon Turteltaub, 104 mins, Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline
Thursday 21 November 2013
The Family is a fascinating but ultimately very unsatisfactory hybrid – a Goodfellas-style comedy gangster movie set in Normandy. In one of its strangest, most self-reflexive scenes, we actually see Robert De Niro's character watching Goodfellas at the local town hall. He is a mobster boss turned supergrass.
Thursday 22 August 2013
The writer Elmore Leonard, who died on Tuesday, has had a number of stories adapted for the big screen, as well as influencing Quentin Tarantino. Watch trailers for two such films, ‘3:10 To Yuma’ (2007 version) and ‘Jackie Brown’ - directed by Tarantino - below:
Friday 24 May 2013
Ruben Fleischer (110mins)
Sunday 14 April 2013
Europe-wide alert issued after ‘celebrity’ robber and murder suspect takes prison guards hostage after firing a gun and using plastic explosives hidden in a handkerchief to break out
Monday 08 April 2013
“Please welcome, the comedian, Paul F. Tompkins”. The precise way in which the American veteran introduces himself to us tonight is not merely playful intonation, it's indicative of the poise and clarity that will characterise the hour to come.
Friday 29 March 2013
David O Russell DVD/ Blu-ray (122mins)
Saturday 15 December 2012
Fronted by songwriter BJ Barham, American Aquarium are a heartland rock band from North Carolina with a serious Springsteen habit and, by the sound of it, serious anxieties about the lives they're living.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Sunday 28 October 2012
Patricia Cornwell is suing her business managers for £112m over alleged misconduct
Saturday 20 October 2012
Bent spoons, country house séances, electrical storms and fraudulent healers feature in this supernatural thriller which, until it unravels halfway through, is rather gripping.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Thursday 09 August 2012
Nick Helm, barking dictator of fun, and nominee for last year’s comedy award, has pushed the military nuances in his act to their logical conclusion.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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