Peter Labuza

Historian by trade, currently a researcher for IATSE Local 600. You can follow all my writing here.

Favorite films

  • Now You Tell One
  • Fat Choi Spirit
  • Artists and Models
  • The Heartbreak Kid

Recent activity

  • Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon


  • Odd Couple


  • Eastern Condors


  • GoodFellas


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Good Time

    Good Time


    A green Sprite bottle, given almost a mythical introduction in a frenetic monologue, slips out of the hand of a character and roles into a puddle of water. The camera, finally imparted from its intense close-ups to a God's eye long shot, lingers just for a second as it rolls into a puddle where it could be misconceived as trash. An object of everyday life that has been signified with narrative agency (A MacGuffin up there with the Arc of…

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom


    I could talk about how this film's structure finally achieves the blissful melancholy that has been at the heart of all of Wes Anderson's films. I could talk about the precision of his framing and tracking shots, and how often he finds visual comedy through a perfect edit, or the slight entrance of new material into the frame. I could talk about how depressing the film is, the hints of both a traumatizing past, and that in a way, Sam…