Gangs of New York, Mild Spoilers

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Gangs of New York is a 2002 action movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz. The entire film is set in 19th-century New York’s infamous Five Points neighborhood. The story focuses on Amsterdam Vallon’s (DiCaprio) quest for revenge following the murder of his father (Liam Neeson[s]) at the hands of Bill “the Butcher” Cutter (Day-Lewis).

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Raging Bull (Moderate Spoilers)

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Last night I watched Raging Bull, a 1980 Martin Scorsese black and white biopic starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Cathy Moriarty. De Niro plays Italian boxer Jake La Motta, a wild, paranoid man and a brutally effective fighter who for a time was the middle-weight champion of the world. The movie covers his rise and fall. It takes place mostly in New York City, but also covers other areas toward the end.

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