i think goodfellas is boring and predictable, but pesci is great in this one. I liked scarface even though i only saw the cut version. but it has a very different vibe than the classic mafia films
well the philosophy is there:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato%27s_cave it is called plato´s cave. i had it in school before the movie came out. so everybody was like it is so new and interesting. and i was like: no it is antique to be precise!
well i have not seen a lot of movies with him. but his early ones are quite impressive. basketball diaries is interesting and well played. and in "what´s eating gilbert grape" he is great at playing a retarted boy, who knows why he is good at this. i think he got bashed for being a teenie star. like brad pitt.