Peter Myers


BSR Contributor Since October 6, 2015

Peter Myers is a writer based in West Philadelphia. He’s interested in literature, music, film, and the places where they intersect.

Peter Myers is a writer based in West Philadelphia. Originally from Takoma Park, Maryland, he recently moved to Philadelphia after spending time living in Valparaíso, Chile. He’s interested in literature, both classic and contemporary, as well as film and music. He tweets @metepie.

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A shockingly unconventional use of animation. (both photos © 2015 Paramount Pictures)

Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa'

Missed connections

Though weighted with its fair share of flaws and failures, Anomalisa is a formally audacious and emotionally affecting film, and a worthy counterpart to Kaufman’s other cinematic work.

Peter Myers

Articles 4 minute read
Startlingly enigmatic: Laia Costa in “Victoria” (© 2015 - Adopt Films)

Sebastian Schipper's 'Victoria'

More than a one-shot wonder

Shot in a single, breathless take, Victoria is a masterful display of cinematography. But this shouldn’t overshadow its successes as both a profound and unconventional character study and, in its second half, a nail-biting thriller.

Peter Myers

Articles 4 minute read
Eileen Myles: A countercultural legend (Photo by Libby Lewis)

Poet Eileen Myles at the Penn Book Center

On living twice

Eileen Myles’s reading at Penn Book Center gave fans a glimpse into the writing career of one of contemporary poetry’s biggest names. Her informal, conversational manner made the crowded reading feel unexpectedly intimate, making Myles’s words all the more powerful.

Peter Myers

Articles 5 minute read