A moderately insightful critic, full-on Swiftie and all-around bon vivant, Peter Sobczynski, in addition to his work at this site, is also a contributor to The Spool and can be heard weekly discussing new Blu-Ray releases on the Movie Madness podcast on the Now Playing network. He also has his own Substack, Auteurist Class, where he regularly publishes additional reviews.
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 filmmaker is Brian De Palma and his favorite actors are Dick Miller and Nastassja Kinski. Dinesh D’Souza once called him a disgruntled leftist and he seriously considered having that printed on business cards.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
A tribute to the legendary Michael Cimino.
A celebration of actor Warren Oates in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC.
In memory of the late Paul Cox, director of "Man of Flowers," "A Woman's Tale," "Force of Destiny" and six-time guest at Ebertfest.
An interview with director Christopher Duddy about his Duff McKagan documentary "It's So Easy and Other Lies."
A look at "Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy," a new Criterion release featuring "Alice in the Cities," "Wrong Move" and "Kings of the Road."
An appreciation for Prince's 1986 directorial debut and "Purple Rain" follow-up, "Under the Cherry Moon."
Writer/director Whit Stillman's first three films are now available in a Blu-ray package from the Criterion Collection.