The story of a 1940s tabloid photographer, THE PUBLIC EYE splendidly harkens back to old movies of the era. Writer-director Howard Franklin creates a film noir world only slightly weakened by confusing plot twists.
Tabloid photographer Leon "The Great Bernzini" Bernstein (Joe Pesci) takes gritty, slice-of-life photos of New York during WWII. Through his aggressiveness and friendly relations with cops and mobsters alike, Bernzy always gets the "money shot." (The fact that his car comes equipped with a
portable darkroom in the trunk doesn't hurt, either.) Bernzy's dream is to publish a collection of his work, but a top book publisher says his topics are too unsavo...