The Many Saints of Newark (Alan Taylor – 2021) B-

This seemed like a bit of a wasted opportunity and a waste of an excellent cast. It plays a lot like a long pilot for a series or maybe series of movies. If that is the case, I’d love to see more. It focuses on Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola) with the young impressionable Anthony Soprano idolizing him. Dickie is a character we heard about in the brilliant and ground-breaking series The Sopranos so here we get his story. The problem is it’s not interesting enough and the more solid characters I wanted to know more about, like Anthony’s mother played by Vera Farmiga, do not get enough script time to get fleshed out. It’s not a bad film and I really would like to see more of Michael Gandolfini as the young Tony. So, I do hope we get more “..A Sopranos Stories”.


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