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Barfly Movie Review

R, 100 min, 1987

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Charles Bukowski
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige

Anyone can be a non-drunk. It takes a special kind of talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance…

–          Henry Chinaski

Barbet Schroeder’s Barfly is a great comic portrait of the poetic life of a schlub living in the fringe on Skid Row. This film finds romanticism in the daily miasma of sloppy, good-time alcoholism, aided and abbetted by two one of a kind and fearless performances, resulting in a work that is original and utterly entertaining. Continue reading

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