Hello everyone, my name is Kyle Turner, Chief Editor of Movie Mezzanine’s The Balcony, and welcome to Film Critic of the Week, a weekly mini-cast where we pick the brains of our favorite film critics.
Today, we have the superb Peter Labuza, whose work has been featured in Variety, The Film Stage, Reverse Shot, Little White Lies, Indiewire, The Playlist, In Review Online, and Press Play, he’s co-founded the long form film site To Be (Cont’d) and served as an editor there, he’s a booklet editor for the UK Blu-Ray distributor Masters of Cinema, has his own film centric podcast The Cinephiliacs, and just released his book from The Critical Press, Approaching the End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film, and he’s a PhD candidate at USC in Critical Studies. Today, we talk about neo-formalism, prestige television, his book, and his own podcast.
Our show is produced by Kyle Turner. Our swinging music is “Two Cigarettes Please” by Esther Garcia and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike license, which means that Film Critic of the Week is, too.
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2 thoughts on “Film Critic of the Week: Peter Labuza”
According to Labuza, his writing is horrible and his childhood was horrible. I am 6 minutes into this interview and between Labuza’s bizarre personality and Turner’s leprechaun voice I don’t know how much longer I can listen. I was looking forward to reading Labuza’s new book, but now…not so much. Labuza sounds like a real turd. I’m assuming the reason I find his self-deprecating behavior so repulsive is because it sounds so calculated, and, as such, indicated to me that he must, pace John Heard in Cutter’s Way, have a monster fucking ego. Stick to print, Labuza.
Anon, you sound like a real great person.