This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
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.
An article about The Fugitive returning to Chicago's Music Box Theatre for the venue's 90th anniversary.
An interview with Tom Skerritt on the 40th anniversary of Alien.
One of the more singular moviegoing experiences that I can recall attending.
The famed director of Romeo & Juliet, La Traviata, Jesus of Nazareth and more passed away this weekend at the age of 96.
A look back at the films that complement Bob Dylan's groundbreaking work as a singer and songwriter.
A report on the third day of Ebertfest, which included an Oscar-nominated drama and a newly restored 1982 film.
A tribute to the late character actor in Seymour Cassel, one of the great faces in American independent film.
A review of a new biography by Patrick McGilligan about the legendary Mel Brooks.
A tribute to the legendary B-movie writer and director, Larry Cohen.
John McNaughton talks about the making of his underrated 1993 film, Mad Dog and Glory, on the occasion of a special edition Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber.