Al Pacino

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The Godfather review – a brutal sweep of magnificent storytelling
Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in the series is still an epic, full of hypnotic acting, which reinvented mafia criminals as players in a dynastic psychodrama

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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House of Gucci review – Lady Gaga steers a steely path through the madness
Gaga rules in Ridley Scott’s at times ridiculous drama based on the true-life sagas of the Italian fashion dynasty

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

28, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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House of Gucci review – Lady Gaga murders in style in true-crime fashion house drama
Ridley Scott’s pantomimey soap entertainingly tracks fractures in the fashion world as Patrizia Reggiano plots to kill her ex, Maurizio Gucci

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Degrees of separation: what connects Rebecca Hall to Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain?
From Salome to Veronica Mars, we dive down the rabbit hole, thanks to Hall’s directorial debut, Passing

Larry Ryan

13, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Short, fat, ugly’: Gucci family lashes out at cast appearance in new film
Ridley Scott biopic tells story of Patrizia Reggiani’s doomed marriage to Maurizio Gucci

Priya Elan

15, Apr, 2021 @12:31 PM

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Hear me out: why S1m0ne isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unloved films is a reappraisal of Andrew Niccol’s flop satire starring Al Pacino as a director who creates a virtual actor

Kathryn Bromwich

22, Feb, 2021 @7:27 AM

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Hear me out: why Gigli isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers championing maligned films is a plea to reconsider Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Razzie-winning crime comedy

Jason Bailey

25, Jan, 2021 @8:09 AM

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The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone review – Coppola edits the past
The director tweaks the little-loved final part of his Godfather trilogy as Michael tries to break into legitimate business

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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What can we learn from Netflix's all-time top 10 movies?
The streamer has revealed its biggest ever original movies, cluing us in on what does and doesn’t work within its ever-growing library

Benjamin Lee

20, Jul, 2020 @4:42 PM

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The week in TV: Flesh and Blood; Endeavour; Hunters; Home
ITV gets dramatic thrills from a toxic Imelda Staunton and a compelling Endeavour denouement

Euan Ferguson

01, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Why I love the shameless, gory, Nazi-killing catharsis of Amazon's Hunters
As a Jewish writer, the flawed and controversial new show acts for me as an oddly empowering revenge fantasy

Charles Bramesco

25, Feb, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Hunters review – Al Pacino's Nazi killer drama is dangerously insensitive
Exec-produced by Jordan Peele, this Amazon series about a band of fascist slayers fetishises the horrors of the Holocaust, with stylised violence and a total lack of morals

Lucy Mangan

21, Feb, 2020 @11:33 AM

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