Stories by Peter Hummers

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Stream On: ‘Do What You Like’—‘Beware of Mr. Baker’

By Peter Hummers
Ex-boxer Jay Bulger braved personal danger to film the 2012 documentary about Cream’s pugnacious drummer, Ginger Baker. Full story

Jan 25


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Stream On: Léon, ‘The Professional,’ another—ahem—‘cleaner’

By Peter Hummers
“A perfect assassin. An innocent girl. They have nothing left to lose except each other.” Full story

Jan 18


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Stream On: Going Greene—‘This Gun for Hire’

By Peter Hummers
Raven the hitman, in the Graham Greene story ‘This Gun for Hire,’ was the part that earned Alan Ladd a place at the table in Hollywood. Full story

Jan 11


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Stream On: the fall and rise of Tony Soprano

By Peter Hummers During its six-season run, 1999’s The Sopranos—widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series of all time—was honored with 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Peabody Awards, among many others. The Many Saints of Newark is the 2021 feature film prequel to the groundbreaking drama series. Full story

Jan 4


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Stream On: Rest in peace, Andre Braugher

By Peter Hummers
Andre Braugher, winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards, died on December 11 at the age of 61. Full story

Dec 28


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Stream On: Merry Christmas from ‘The Shop Around the Corner’

By Peter Hummers
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, not realizing that they are falling in love as anonymous pen pals. Full story

Dec 21


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Stream On: Was Bass Reeves the original Lone Ranger?

By Peter Hummers
The remarkable story of the first Black deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Full story

Dec 14


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Stream On: ‘Moonlighting’ pioneered a genre

By Peter Hummers
Bruce Willis’ first acting job, ‘Moonlighting,’ is finally streaming. Full story

Dec 7


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Stream On: Michael Cimino’s one shot, ‘The Deer Hunter’

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Michael Cimino’s second film transcended his erratic career and was a huge success—for a while. Full story

Nov 30


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Stream On: Filmmaking 101—Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’

By Peter Hummers
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece is a master class in direction, set design, exposition … and suspense. Full story

Nov 23


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Stream On: Scorsese’s forgotten masterpiece ‘Mean Streets’

By Peter Hummers
You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. Full story

Nov 16


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Stream On: Home on the strange—‘Dark Winds,’ a Navajo police procedural

By Peter Hummers
Mystery writer Tony Hillerman’s canon finally produces a binge-worthy TV series. Full story

Nov 9