Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 192: Thu Jul 11

Casino (Scorsese, 1995): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.10pm

Love the opening titles (here and above); love the cast; love the soundtrack ... 

This great film screens on 35mm as part of the Martin Scorsese season at Prince Charles Cinema.  You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Simultaneously quite watchable and passionless, Martin Scorsese's three-hour dissection of power in Las Vegas (1995), set principally in the 1970s, sometimes comes across like an anthology of his previous collaborations with Robert De Niro—above all GoodFellas, though here the characters are high rollers to begin with. By far the most interesting star performance is by Sharon Stone as a classy hooker destroyed by her marriage to a bookie (De Niro, in the least interesting star performance) selected by the midwest mob to run four casinos. There's an interesting expositional side to the film, with De Niro and Joe Pesci's characters both serving as interactive narrators, but the film never becomes very involving as drama, With James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak, and L.Q. Jones. 
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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