ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
Friday 3.05pm Thriller/Crime (MA 15+) ★★★
Be prepared for a long afternoon-into-evening with Sergio Leone’s gangster melodrama that carries its major characters across 50 years of underworld history. Robert De Niro is Noodles and James Woods is Max, childhood friends who form a crime partnership that unravels in mystery and betrayal. Leone is said to have taken 10 years to plan the epic. It must have almost killed him to cut it to a tad under four hours.
Flick of THE WEEK