Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 106: Mon Aug 30

Casino (Scorsese, 1995): Prince Charles Cinema, 12.30pm

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

This great film, part of an extended run for this movie starting on August 27th, screens on 35mm as part of the Classic Film season at Prince Charles Cinema.

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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