Author: Peter

Brotherhood of Death: Stone Cold

CRIMEWATCH: Stone Cold

What we now know as the “biker movie” genre began with Roger Corman’s The Wild Angels (1966) which starred Peter Fonda as a furious,...

CRIMEWATCH: Blow

CRIMEWATCH: Blow

The late director Ted Demme’s final film turned out to be his best. It was a spectacular work of crime cinema based on the...

Z Channel

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, The Z Channel was a dream come true for lovers of cinema. On Z, you could see every kind...

The Deer Hunter

Michael Cimino’s THE DEER HUNTER

Michael Cimino’s second film The Deer Hunter (1978) is his finest hour as a filmmaker. Unfortunately he would never again reach the same kind...

Students of Human Moves Pt. 2: The Color of Money

Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money

In Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money (1986), the sequel to The Hustler, we meet up with Fast Eddie Felsen (Paul Newman) 25 years...

The Hustler

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler

In Robert Rossen’s The Hustler (1961), we get to know an amazingly good pool player named “Fast Eddie” Felsen (Paul Newman). The film follows...

Bayou Bloodbath: Walter Hill's Southern Comfort

Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort

Walter Hill got his start in film as an assistant director on Bullitt (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Woody Allen’s screwball crime...

BLU FURY: Drive

Drive (BluRay Review)

FILM REVIEW In Los Angeles, a stuntman/mechanic (Ryan Gosling) has a second job at night as a getaway driver for petty crimes. In the...

Furious Anti-Heroes of Cinema Vol. 1

Classic Anti-Heroes of Cinema

No siree, these aren’t your everyday do-gooders that pull cats out of trees and help old ladies cross the street. These are the dark,...