PATRICK PREZIOSI


“Film was always a shared thing within my family. I still credit my parents for much of what I look for in a film today. As a critic, I want to be able to recreate that feeling for others, the sensation that you’re now being let in on something entirely special, a wholly unique emotional vessel.”

Patrick, on why he loves cinema

REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR

Patrick is a graduate of Literature (BA) from the State University of New York at Purchase. Based in Brooklyn, New York City, he began pursuing film criticism after a foray into music criticism.

Fascinated by the formal aspects of film and genre, and the different ways in which emotion can be conveyed, Patrick’s film tastes vary from the highbrow to the pulpiest.

EXPERIENCE

Patrick has written about film, music, and literature for a number of publications including Little White LiesMetrograph EditionPhotogénieAmerica MagazineThe Quietus, Screen Slate, Commonweal Magazine, Ultra Dogme, The Purchase Phoenix, and The Irish Film Critic.

In 2018, he was part of the “Young Critics Workshop” at Film Fest Gent, writing under the mentorship of film writer Nick Pinkerton (Film Comment, Sight & Sound, ArtForum).

Patrick has lectured as part of “The Humanities Symposium” at SUNY Purchase, worked alongside the Media and Literature Learning Community, and has experience as a film programmer for Rooftop Films.

CAPONE

Josh Trank returns and hedges his bets on a signature Tom Hardy performance

LIBERTÉ

Albert Serra pushes cinematic limits, but the results fall short of aspired subversion

EMA

Pablo Larraín couches conventionality in otherwise vibrant cinematic tricks

CAMINO SKIES

Fergus Grady and Noel Smyth’s polite travelogue fails both its setting and subjects

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

Eliza Hittman’s startling empathetic feature is one of rigorous restraint, channeling its importance within the smallest gestures

SYSTEM CRASHER

Combustible, if predictable, Nora Fingscheidt anchors her debut in one truly nerve-shredding child performance

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE

Diao Yi’nan tempers the surrealist violence of his latest neo-noir film with knotty and fascinating social undercurrents

RICHARD JEWELL

Fascinating and infuriating in equal measure, Eastwood’s film pushes the director’s late preoccupation with everyday heroes into new territory

DARK WATERS

Todd Haynes injects the legal thriller with subtle artistry and palpable dread

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