Goodfellas
1990
*****
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino

As a young boy Henry Hill idolises the local mobsters, and as a young man he’s one of their key members. However, as the years roll by (the story covers the time period from 1955 to 1980), the life of excess begins to take its toll. Martin Scorsese offers comprehensive cinematic brilliance in this real-life gangster drama, which is arguably one of his finest films. The Oscar winning Joe Pesci is dynamite as the unpredictable Tommy. Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book Wiseguy.