Posts Tagged ‘al pacino’

Al Pacino (Benjamin ‘Lefty’ Ruggiero), Johnny Depp (Donnie Brasco), Michael Madsen (Sonny Black), Bruno Kirby (Nicky). Screenplay by Paul Attanasio. Rating: 18. Running time: 120 minutes. If I am right in thinking the term ‘one trick pony’ somehow lingers in the air of discussions about Al Pacino, it’s necessary to begin a look at Donnie […]


Robert De Niro (Neil McCauley), Al Pacino (Vincent Hanna), Val Kilmer (Chris Shiherlis), Jon Voight (Nate), Tom Sizemore (Michael Cheritto). Screenplay by Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 170 minutes. Heat may look like a generic cops and robbers vehicle, but the names attached should be sufficient for you to refrain […]


Al Pacino (Lowell Bergman), Russell Crowe (Jeffrey Wigand), Christopher Plummer (Mike Wallace). Screenplay by Eric Roth and Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 157 minutes. I have watched The Insider at least five times now, and yet I still never fail to be amazed by its story. Like Eastwood’s Changeling, you […]


Marlon Brando (Vito Corleone), Al Pacino (Michael Corleone), Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen), Diane Keaton (Kay Adams), James Caan (Sonny Corleone), Talia Shire (Connie Corleone), John Cazale (Fredo Corleone). Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 18. Running time: 175 minutes. The Godfather is a film so famous, a […]


Al Pacino (Will Dormer), Robin Williams (Walter Finch), Hilary Swank (Ellie Burr). Screenplay by Hillary Seitz. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 15. Running time: 118 minutes. What a poor, poor soul. Will Dormer must be the most troubled detective in history, and as him Al Pacino gives one of his most powerful performances, rivaling every […]


Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy), Karl Malden (Father Barry), Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Rod Steiger (Charley ‘the Gent’ Malloy), Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). Directed by Elia Kazan. Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Rating: PG. Running time: 108 minutes. Never has and never will a film be made that is quite as awe-inspiring as On The […]


Rarely are my intuitions so conflicting. Let me try and explain why. Al Pacino’s performance as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade is special, to say the least. Just as a mental defect in Raymond brought the best out of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, it seems this opportunity that presented itself to Pacino, the chance to […]