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TV Review: ‘Paterno’ With Al Pacino on HBO

Watching HBO Films’ latest snatched-from-the-headlines project, “Paterno,” one can’t help but wonder how different it might have been had Brian De Palma directed it. He’s had an advantageous working relationship with star Al Pacino on both “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way.” In his hands, the film could have been a “King Lear”-level tragedy about a sports […] Continue reading

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Sean Penn (left) and Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s “Carlito’s Way.”

"Carlito's Way": Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" has become a rock-solid American classic on the order of "The Godfather." Less known and sadly neglected is "Carlito's Way," Brian De Palma's tour de force starring Al Pacino as a Puerto Rican criminal trying to go straight as a discotheque owner in the 1970s. Continue reading

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Scarface (1983) Trailer

The original extended movie trailer of the 1983 American crime drama directed by Brian De Palma and starring Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana. The film spawned many famous quotes, including: “Say hello to my little friend!”   Related … Continue reading

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