Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
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.
A look back at the Brian De Palma film "Dressed to Kill," celebrating its 35th anniversary with a new Criterion release.
An interview with the Oscar-nominated actress, Helena Bonham Carter.
An appreciation of Richard Lester as a retrospective of his work is about to unfold in New York City.
An interview with Joe Dante, director of the new Burying the Ex.
An interview with Wallace Shawn and André Gregory.
An obituary for the great Christopher Lee.
An interview with Spy writer/director Paul Feig.
An overview of the Mad Max movies as we head toward Fury Road.
A review of "In the Company of Legends" by Joan Kramer and David Heeley.
A film-by-film preview of the 2015 Ebertfest.