Steven Peros  

Storyteller - Film, TV, Theater

Reviews

ON "FOOTPRINTS":


"ONE OF THE TEN BEST FILMS SO FAR THIS YEAR!"

(July 6, 2011)

"Some filmmakers and journalists like to promote the myth of Hollywood as a wonderful, harmless dream machine but that disingenuous notion is touchingly subverted in Steven Peros' FOOTPRINTS." (April 18, 2011) 

Armond White, Chairman, New York Film Critics Circle

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"A STRONG, ORIGINAL PIECE OF WORK!  SEE IT!"  

Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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"A DELIGHTFUL HOLLYWOOD FAIRY TALE!"     "A GREAT FILM!" 
  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times Freelance Film Critic             KPFK-Los Angeles

 

"An off-kilter, off the beaten path comedy...

Like a Jim Jarmusch film inside an Edward Hopper painting." 

Joe Neumaier, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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“Fascinating... A Fun Film... I Loved it!”  Gil Whiteley, DENVER DAILY NEWS

 

"IMAGINATIVE, SWEET, AND INTRIGUING!

A TRUE SMALL GEM that's worth tracking down!"

Jeff Craig, SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW 
 

ON "THE UNDYING":


"Mind blowing! THE UNDYING is one of NETFLIX's Hidden Gems!"

"Director Steven Peros makes the most of his low budget, talented cast, and well-written script to produce a A ROMANTIC, THRILLING FILM... Peros' direction is solid with an attention to detail and storytelling."
 

HORROR NEWS.net
 

"A TAUT THRILLER unfolding against a supernatural landscape...
Peros allows the elements of the story to properly simmer...
A SOLID PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT."
 

HOME THEATER INFO.com

"A WELL MADE INDIE THRILLER WITH A GREAT CAST!" 

VIDEOVIEWS.org


ON “THE CAT’S MEOW” (film): 

          “TWO THUMBS UP! ... Fascinating!”  EBERT & ROEPER

“As close to a masterpiece as any Hollywood-set film has ever been.”  Armond White, NEW YORK FREE PRESS

“An absolute delight...my favorite film I’ve seen in this year.”  Harry Knowles, AINT IT COOL NEWS

“Delightful ... sparkles with witty dialogue, unexpected twists and clever characters”   Paul Clinton, CNN

  “Elegant … snappy dialogue by Steven Peros … bubbles to effervescent life.”   THE NEW YORKER

 ****   The World Journal          ****   New Orleans Times          ****   West Valley View, Pheonix ****   Sun Newspapers of Clevelend            ****   Cleveland Free Press                  ***1/2  Reel.com ***1/2  San Francisco Examiner   ***1/2  San Diego Union Tribune  ***1/2  St. Louis Post-Dispatch
***1/2   The Rage, Nashville      GRADE: A   Houston Chronicle      ***1/2   Minneapolis Star Tribune  

“Playful and sporty with just a small twist of the knife, “The Cat’s Meow” is good fun … a literate script.” 
VARIETY 

“A smart and savage 120 pages that could well be one of the great films about some of the giants in those early days  of film.”                                                                      AIN’T IT COOL NEWS.COM (advanced script review) 

“A cruel and perfect satire on celebrity love.”   LONDON TIMES         “Fascinating!”  Jeffrey Lyons, NBC         

  “Engrossing and entertaining.”  MOVIELINE “Sly yet poignant.  A sophisticated gem.”   L.A. TIMES

“A spry and touching entertainment.”  A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

 ON “THE CAT’S MEOW” (stage play):

"HEARST YACHT MYSTERY IS THE 'CAT'S MEOW'!  A stylish and sardonically funny expose of corrupt Tinseltown values ... Sophisticated decadence and full steam momentum."               LOS ANGELES TIMES

"STEVEN PEROS' INTRIGUING FICTIONALIZED SPECULATION imagines the worst as everyone cavorts through an oceanic orgy of intrigue, seduction, infidelity, blackmail, booze, drugs, and murder! ... What titillating action it is! "                                                                                                       DAILY VARIETY

"RECOMMENDED - HANDS DOWN!  Will have you on the edge of your seat ... Peros certainly knows how to write believable dialogue ... A very fine ensemble piece"                                             TOM HATTEN / CBS RADIO

  "A TERRIFIC NEW PLAY!"        MARILYN BECK-DAILY NEWS

 ON “KARLABOY”:

 “WINNER -- DRAMA-LOGUE CRITICS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING!  INTRIGUING … HEARTFELT … HILARIOUS … Could rightly take its place among the more innovative and involving productions currently on the Los Angeles theatre scene.”                                      DRAMA-LOGUE

 “A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE … TOTALLY FASCINATING … STIMULATING … BRILLIANT DIALOGUE … Highly intelligent, witty and on the mark.”                                                        THE TOLUCAN
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