A right righteous spill – Righteous Kill review

WHEN Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were brought onto screen (rather belatedly) together by Michael Mann in Heat, the pair were at their best. Over a cup of coffee they flexed their acting muscles. Read the rest of this entry »

Carlito’s Wayward Way

IT must have seemed a good idea at the time. Brian De Palma directing Al Pacino in another gangster thriller. Except this was less Scarface and more left with a scar on your head with all the head scratching Carlito’s Way leaves you.

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Scent of an Oscar

“Wooh-ah” the Academy judges are a funny bunch, it takes them over three decades to finally recognise a great actor. Scent of a Woman saw Al Pacino finally snag the best actor Oscar. It was well deserved, but the same could be said of his performances in The Godfather and the countless other fantastic roles he has adorned.  Read the rest of this entry »

Heat Review

THERE are directors who are good at telling a story and there are those that are good at visually drawing the audience in. There are very few who are capable of combining the two together. Michael Mann is one of those who can do both and here in ‘Heat’ it is obvious. Read the rest of this entry »