Movie references or criticisms of intelligence are racist, according to Chris Cuomo. The CNN host was heckled last night and, among other insults, was called Fredo, a reference to ‘The Godfather.’
The Colombo family boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico died last week. The last tie to the ‘Golden Age’ of the mafia is gone. And maybe so is the Italian mob’s stranglehold on the American imagination.
If featuring a pro-Trump character on Roseanne makes the show part of the ‘culture war,’ it only proves television has become caustically politicized.
While older generations may know everything there is to know about the quotable mafia flick, millennials may have yet to bask in the glory of Marlon Brando’s mystifying role.
It is often said that ‘The Godfather’ is an ironic commentary on the American Dream. That conventional wisdom may say more about movie critics than about ‘The Godfather.’
We all love to watch films about troubled human beings who struggle with their sin, and ultimately find redemption. Because ultimately, they offer us hope.
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