Critics' Voices: Oct. 8, 1990

MOVIES

MILLER'S CROSSING and GOODFELLAS. A pair of aces about the Mob. The first film, from Joel and Ethan Coen, has gangsters of the '20s spitting out aphorisms and wrestling with ethics. The second, Martin Scorsese's bullet train of a cautionary comedy, shows the Mafia in its rapacious decline. Both make offers no moviegoer should refuse.

HARDWARE. A junk sculpture turns into a ravening home wrecker in this spiky Brit sci-fi parable. First-time filmmaker Richard Stanley has an eye for the macabre and a mind full of undigested ideas. Oh, well, next time . . . This time he has made...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!