Booze, poetry, fist fights, booze, philosophy, booze, romance and booze. We couldn’t really ask for much more from this rather unassuming film this week, Abi’s choice of Barfly from 1987, a semi-autobiographical account of the life of renowned and infamous poet Charles Bukowski. We think there is something for everyone this time around, whether you’re an artist or an addict, in a film which includes: stealing corn, strange walks, put-upon paramedics, sadistic neighbours and probably one of the most authentic love stories put on film.
[Ep. 165, Rec. 05/2017]