John Patterson‘s 2.14 Guardian piece about The Godfather, Part II, which is celebrating its 39th year and two month anniversary (the 40th anniversay of Francis Coppola’s classic will happen on 12.20.14) is nicely done, but predictable. But the sub-headline is hilarious: “Coppola’s classic belongs to an age when the Best Picture Oscar went to a deserving winner, or in this case, one of the finest US movies of the late 20th century.” As opposed to today when Best Picture Oscars go to questionable winners — Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech and (quite possibly but who knows?) Gravity. These are but two noteworthy scenes in The Godfather, Part II…the film’s full of them.