Author: Peter

THE RESPONSIVE EYE OF DEPALMA PT. 1: CARRIE

Ever since first seeing Brian DePalma’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie (a tale about a girl with supernatural mental powers), it has...

RAISING ARIZONA

“I tried to stand up and fly straight, but it wasn’t easy with that sumbitch Reagan in the White House. I dunno. They say...

Blade Runner

Dreaming in Neo-Noir: Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER

Ridley Scott’s visionary science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner (1982) was based on the Phillip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” When...

To Kill A Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan’s To Kill A Mockingbird

In 1962 Harper Lee’s best selling classic American novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” became a feature film. Director Robert Mulligan and Screenwriter Horton Foote...

David Lynch’s DUNE

“It took DUNE about nine minutes to completely strip me of my anticipation. This movie is a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless...

Charley Varrick

The Films of Don Siegel: Charley Varrick

The 1970s was an incredible decade for cinema. One of my personal favorite films from that era is Don Siegel’s crime thriller Charley Varrick....

Face Off

CRIMEWATCH: Face/Off

Q: What do you get when you put John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in a John Woo film? A: Some really great cinema! I...

The Sting

CRIMEWATCH: The Sting

After working together on the smash hit western Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969), Director George Roy Hill, Robert Redford and Paul Newman...

Bukowski: Born Into This

My first encounter with the late writer Charles Bukowski’s work wasn’t through his literature, it was from watching the film Barfly (1987). It was...