Terminal man: De Palma’s “Carlito’s Way”

Niles Schwartz, writing for L’etoile:

Carlito’s Way is a beautiful after-hours ride to nowhere, a late night discotheque frenzy of manic physicality blasting off and crumpling down with the same bullet, where the dancers are passionately moving as if to a final destination of perfection, but are escorted out, dozing, on last call…Now, Carlito’s Way stands as one of his [Pacino’s] last headlining triumphs, his subsequent noteworthy work having shared before-the-title acknowledgement: Robert De Niro (Heat), Johnny Depp (Donnie Brasco), and Russell Crowe (The Insider).

It’s still an amazing film, something I want to potentially revisit during the holiday break. Available on digital rental and Netflix via DVD.