Often copied, never bettered, Martin Scorsese's mob epic, set between the 50s and the 80s, centres on a half-Irish, half-Sicilian mafia recruit (Liotta) and the other gangsters in his circle (Pesci, De Niro). With this film Scorsese dragged Hollywood into the amoral postmodern world. One of Scorsese's finest achievements and a Darklight gamechanger.