Film Series: Scarface

1983. USA. Dir: Brian De Palma. With Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer. 170 min.

 

Yes, that sketchy guy in your dorm has this poster on his wall. Even now, he’s probably imploring everyone within earshot to bid greetings to his diminutive pal. But he knows something you might not: this movie’s damn good, a deliberately gratuitous and stylishly violent critique of American excess in the grand tradition of the gangster movie genre.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5