Author: Peter

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...

Mean Streets

Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets

In 1973, a new director named Martin Scorsese arrived on the scene and came crashing through the door of cinema with a wildly different...