I wish all of you -- whomever you are, wherever you are --
a very happy new year -- and here's to dedicating ourselves
to realizing our potential in 2014!
I liked "The Family" despite its much-lamented unevenness, as the critics kept pointing out. The fact that the film swings from comedy to violence as bloody as anything seen in movies like Goodfellas seems to have confused some--disturbed, is more likely.
We all know how popular top 10 lists are this time of year; this one is as good as any.
Manzoni, a former Mafioso from the U.S., is hiding out in France (didn't know WitSec was allowed to stuff criminals into neighborhoods in other countries -- turns out they can't).
The film is based on a book written by a Frenchman about the U.S. mob. Only he seems to know the Sicilian mob a lot better; that is why the American Mafia in this film behaves more like its Sicilian brethren. But don't worry about that -- enjoy the clip.