For several years, Coppola could do no wrong. From 1972 to 1974, he made three brilliant movies — The Godfather, The Conversation and the Godfather Part II — and it seemed almost certain that the Hollywood gods had crowned a new king. At the 1975 Academy Awards, Godfather II won Best Picture and Coppola won Best Director. Then came a long hiatus, broken by 1979’s Apocalypse Now, a brilliant adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness set during the Vietnam War. And then … nothin’. Oh sure, Coppola dabbled in minor successes, such as Godfather Part III (which earned seven Academy Awards nominations but no wins), but what has the aging director done lately? Mostly, he makes wine and directs small, highly personal films like Tetro, Youth Without Youth and Twixt.