Author: Peter

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...

The Treasure of The Sierra Madre

Director John Huston’s 1948 masterpiece The Treasure of The Sierra Madre is a morality tale disguised as an adventure film. It opens in 1920s...

Violent Summer

Valerio Zurlini’s Violent Summer

In the Summer of 1943 in the Italian town of Rimini, a group of teens welcome back their friend Carlo Caremoli (Jean Louis Trintignant)....

Akira Kurosawa’s SANJURO

Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) is a ronin (renegade samurai) looking for food and money. He overhears a group of 10 samurai warriors talking and finds...

STYLE WARS

NEW YORK CITY, 1982, The war is on between graffiti artists known as “taggers”, “bombers”, “burners” and the police on the streets of the...