If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology.
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 director Carl Franklin, on the occasion of his film "One False Move" receiving a special presentation at Chicago's upcoming Noir City 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.
A tribute to the late Tab Hunter, a gay matinee idol and Hollywood trailblazer.
The director of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" talks about how "Planet of the Apes," improv comedy and more helped influence his MCU sequel.
A tribute to the great journalist, Tom Wolfe.
An interview with the legendary writer/director and film critic Paul Schrader about his new project, "First Reformed."
A tribute to the legendary editor Anne V. Coates.
A recap of the third day of Ebertfest.
A tribute to the late Oscar-winning filmmaker, Milos Forman.