Frank Ocean’s list of his 100 favorite films, as published in “Boys Don’t Cry” on the release of his album,…
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After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
You've heard the saying "The face that launched a thousand ships"?
Well this is the movie that launched the small time weed-dealing careers of thousands of highschool gangsters with scarface posters on their bedroom walls in their parent's houses.
Brian De Palma's Scarface is unquestionably one of the great gangster epics, mainly because of its incredible vibrancy and hyper realism in regards to both the style and the main character tapestry. The feeling of the film is simply suffocating, clashing sound and image in a concussive fashion that bears a shocking resemblance to a train-wreck. In a good way of course. Yet, under all the neon and the constant blaring of a wonderful Giorgio Moroder soundtrack is a character study loaded with depth and crystal-clear focus.
De Palma's direction in particular is amazingly concise. In the infamous "hotel-room sequence", the tension is slowly cranked up to 11, and it works as a result of De Palma's tightly wound timing.…
Written by Oliver Stone, directed by Brian De Palma & starring Al Pacino in the most vicious role of his career, Scarface is widely considered as a defining classic of its genre & also works as one fascinating character study but what single-handedly elevates this crime drama to a certain level of greatness is Pacino's unforgettable rendition of his character, Tony Montana.
A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Tony Montana; a Cuban immigrant who arrives in 1980s America with nothing but then rapidly rises to become a powerful drug lord. Extremely protective of his younger sister, disowned by his mother & driven by his greed for more power, the plot covers his journey to…
Scarface is definitely worthy of its cult status, featuring one of Al Pacino most iconic performances as the ambitious, ruthless and proud Tony Montana. Brian De Palma does a geat job in making us feel transported to this period of time with the flashy soundtrack, stylish direction and many quotable scenes. Apart from pacing issues, Scarface is undeniably a fascinating film. While the story might seem pretty straightforward, it feels grand and you can't help but get totally captivated by Pacino's impressive performance and the whole vibe of the 80s. There's plenty of violence, dark humor and drama, making it always a highly engaging piece of work. I can only regret not having seen this remarkable gem before!
The inhabitants of a coastal American city are terrorized by a vicious, single-minded predator that arrives on their shores and consumes as much as possible. Political forces seeking largely to maintain profit margins prevent local law enforcement from being able to battle the monster effectively, but eventually a lucky shot gives him an explosive death on his own territory.
Ending scene alone takes this right to the top.
Basic rise/fall crime lord story that I probably would've been more engrossed in had it been my first experience with that kind of story. Brian De Palma sure knows how to use a camera though. The way he so fluently follows and integrates characters across locations from changing frames of reference makes this quite a masterful experience. But it's an incredible character-piece above all else. Al Pacino BECOMES Tony Montana. Pretty great.
Not as good as I remember
When Tony is taking a bath and looks at the flamingos on his tv and calls them pelicans EASILY makes it 5 stars. Al Pacino is iconic
One of the best film i would ever watch on this planet!
Get's better as I get older. Pacino is so captivating it's just ridiculous.
"Every dog has it's day."
it's the eyes chico, they never lie <3
Considered a classic and that's perfectly fine. I personally don't care all that much for it. It's pretty dated too.
A sublime mixture of scenery-chewing macho-ism, camp, and hyper-violence.
Movies that embrace an 80's-ish tone with synth or Vaporwave soundtracks or a neon aesthetic.
Suggestions are welcome of course.