Peter Labuza

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Introduction Peter Labuza is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California and holds a Graduate Certificate in Visual Studies. His research interests include Hollywood historiography, legal history, film style, art cinema, and cinephilia studies. His dissertation explores the rise of the legal profession in Hollywood and its contribution to the organizational business reforms and cultural discourse of art within the industry after World War II. He has published in The Velvet Light Trap, Mediascape, Sight & Sound, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He has also published as a film critic for Variety, The Village Voice, and Filmmaker Magazine among others, and hosts The Cinephiliacs podcast. Previously, Labuza earned both his BA and MA in Film Studies from Columbia University.He lives in Los Angeles and is often found roaming the various repertory theaters. You can reach Peter by email ( for possible writing/podcast opportunities that may interest him.