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.

UNDINE

Christian Petzold’s newest is a beguiling fairytale, replete with the director’s multifaceted interests.

THE SALT OF TEARS

Philippe Garrel’s career-long command of heartache and romantic pitfalls continues.

DAYS

Tsai Ming-liang eases back into narrative filmmaking with a formally audacious and tender feature.

MALMKROG

Cristi Puiu evokes the turn of the 20th century for a chamber piece of opaque intent and heavy conversation.

SCHEMERS

David McLean spins his autobiography with a good sense of fun and a heap of self-satisfaction.

TESLA

Michael Almereyda’s biopic of the mystery-shrouded inventor revels in the anachronistic appeal of cinema

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

Writer-comedian Pete Davidson is given the signature Apatow treatment and the jokes occur more organically than ever

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

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