I took a trip down to New York, which if you don’t know is a little more then 4 hours away from Boston. What better film to throw onto my iPhone then my old favorite Casino (clocking in at 2 hours 40 minutes, its length is perfect). While it’s fresh on my mind, I thought I’d do a little write up.
Casino is Scorsese’s second pairing with organized crime memoirist Nicholas Pileggi. Based on the life of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the film follows the life of Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert de Niro), and his management of the mob controlled “Tangiers” Casino. The film follows Sam, mobster Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), and Sam’s relationship with a former hustler, Ginger (Sharon Stone).