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 celebration of Brian De Palma's Sisters, on the occasion of a new Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection.
An in-depth look at what's playing this month at the Chicago International Film Festival.
A look back at the 1946 Powell & Pressburger film, which has now received a special 4K restoration from the Criterion Collection.
If all blockbuster-sized entertainments were even half as ambitious and ingenious as these films have been, moviegoers would be infinitely better off.