Scarface - (ITV 4 Monday 18th June 22:00)
Eminently quotable violent gangster epic from director Brian De Palma with Al Pacino at his over the top best! With a strong supporting cast including Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Loggia this crime thriller has become a pop culture reference for numerous copycat films that followed and his well worth revisiting.
All the Way - (Sky Atlantic Tuesday 19th June 21:00)
Adapted by Robert Schenkkan from his play with the same title and based on events that occurred during of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson this film deals with a critical time in American history in Johnson's tumultuous first year in office as he attempts to launch the civil rights bill whilst simultaneously closely guard his own political career in the run up to a Presidential election. Read my full review here.
Sexy Beast - (Channel 4 Friday 16th June 00:10)
The cream of the crop as regards British gangster movies, this film rises above its predecessors (and successors) due the performances of its cast, including the electrifying and frightening Ben Kingsley. Not for the faint hearted, the tension in this movie will keep those eyelids wide open for the allotted eighty eight minutes running time. A modern classic