Critics' Voices: Oct. 8, 1990


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...

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