Mean Streets: Everyday Inferno – Review by Pauline Kael

2019-08-12T21:33:52+01:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets is a true original of our period, a triumph of personal filmmaking. It has its own hallucinatory look; the characters live in the darkness of bars, with lighting and color just this side of lurid. It has its own unsettling, episodic rhythm and a high-charged emo­tional range that is dizzyingly sensual.