PEACEFUL WARRIOR (Victor Salva, 2006)

Francis Ford Coppola “discovered” director Victor Salva and bankrolled the launch of his career. He is a terrible filmmaker, very much in a manipulative mold. (He made the 1995 cult film Powder.) He also has an unsavory past, about which you can read elsewhere.      Salva’s Peaceful Warrior is a sports film, so it’s quite focused […]