“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.
An interview with actress Agyness Deyn about her performance in Terence Davies' "Sunset Song."
An interview with writer/director Fede Alvarez and actor Stephen Lang about their new film, "Don't Breathe."
A tribute to the late Arthur Hiller, director of classics that include "The Americanization of Emily," "Love Story," "The In-Laws."
A celebration of the cult classic "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension," in light of the film's release on Shout! Factory Blu-ray.
An interview with co-writer/director Alice Winocour about her new film, "Disorder."
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."