“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
Peter Sobczynski is a contributor to eFilmcritic.com and Magill's Cinema Annual and can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" radio show.
His work has also been seen in such places as the Daily Herald, playboy.com and NYFA.org and he has contributed to the upcoming book "World Film Locations: Chicago."
He saw his first movie ("Dumbo") at the age of three and hasn't stopped talking about them since. His favorite film is "Buckaroo Banzai," his favorite director is Brian De Palma and his favorite actors are Dick Miller and Nastassja Kinski.
A review and appreciation of Joe Dante's Matinee, on Special Edition blu-ray this week.
The star and director of "The Ballad of Lefty Brown" talk about their revisionist Western.
The winners for the 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association.
An eye-opening look at how both the Olympics and cinema would evolve over the course of a century.
A celebration of Dario Argento's masterpiece and an interview with Jessica Harper.
"Barry Lyndon" is now available on Criterion Blu-ray.
An interview with Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave about her directorial effort "Sea Sorrow" and her work in "Blow-Up."
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
An obituary for the late Tom Petty.
An interview with director John Carroll Lynch about his Harry Dean Stanton film, "Lucky."