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Martin Scorsese Knew Scarface Would Never Fly With Film Critics

Some of the greatest artists almost seem like they can foretell the future, and renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese has bordered on prophetic more than once. The “Taxi Driver” director has predicted the stardom of several huge names in show business, including household names like Laura Dern (via Indiewire). Actor Steven Bauer, known for his performance in […]

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Colin Farrell’s HBO Max Penguin Spinoff Will Be ‘Like a Scarface Story,’ Says ‘Batman’ Producer

Say hello to the Penguin’s little friend!After Colin Farrell confirmed that there is a “The Batman” spin-off for his character Penguin in the works at HBO Max, producer Dylan Clark has now hinted at the storyline, likening it to another gangster epic: “Scarface.”“We’re doing one with Colin [Farrell, as Oswald Cobblepot], seeing Oz rise to […]

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The Scarface Controversy Explained

It’s rare for iconic films to have achieved such status without some sort of controversy coloring their legacies. Such is the case with “Scarface,” the 1983 crime drama starring legendary actor Al Pacino as the ruthless Tony Montana. The tale of the fictional Cuban immigrant turned violent drug lord has become culturally synonymous with the […]

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The Mothman Prophecies, Scarface, They Won’t Believe Me: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

One of the great American films of the early 2000s hits Blu-ray for the first time with Imprint’s exceptional special edition of Mark Pellington’s The Mothman Prophecies (2002), a truly unique thriller that has only improved with age. Loosely based on true events, The Mothman Prophecies follows a Washington Post reporter (Richard Gere) who finds […]

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8 Classic Al Pacino Movies to Stream and Buy on Blu-Ray

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.From “The Godfather,” to “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico,” and “Scarface,” Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors to […]

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Michelle Pfeiffer Officially Enters A Promising Best Actress Race With ‘French Exit’

Breathe easy film and gay twitter, Michelle Pfeiffer is officially your fan-favorite Best Actress contender. The three time Oscar nominee stars in Azazel Jacobs’ “French Exit,” an unconventional dramedy that closed the 2020 New York Film Festival on Saturday night and is currently dated to hit theaters on February 12. 2021. And, as hoped, it’s […]

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Caesar Cordova, Actor in ‘Scarface,’ ‘Carlito’s Way,’ Dies at 84

Caesar Cordova, a character actor who appeared with Al Pacino in “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way,” died of natural causes Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J. He was 84.His son, actor Panchito Gomez “American Me,” “Mi Vida Loca”), announced his death.In Brian de Palma’s “Scarface,” Cordova played the taco cook at the El Paraiso lunch stand. Though […]

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At the Amazing 1984 Box Office, Movies Like ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Gremlins’ Grew into Blockbusters

Not considered a seminal year in Hollywood history, 1984 delivered an amazing number of iconic American films. Here’s a sampling of movies that still resonate today: “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Karate Kid,” “Footloose,” “Purple Rain,” “The Terminator,” “Scarface,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Police Academy,” “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Stop Making Sense,” “Stranger Than Paradise,” and “A […]

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