A lifelong film lover, Dan has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. He has provided film reviews and commentary for WPLG-TV (ABC) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, ESPN 760 AM West Palm Beach, The Sid Rosenberg Show, WFTL 850 AM South Florida, WLRN FM (NPR) South Florida, and WPSL 1590 AM in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Online and in print he has contributed to ABCNews.com, the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, indieWIRE.com, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Examiner and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Dan's film reviews are syndicated throughout the country. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He also hosts movie clubs and gives film studies lectures throughout South Florida, and has worked as a theatre critic for various publications. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies.
Blu-Ray columnist Andrew Hudak (Dan’s older, and most would say wiser, brother) is also a lifelong lover of cinema. His interests include films new and old, foreign and domestic, independent and mainstream. An admirer of the classics, such as “Citizen Kane,” “Gone with the Wind” and “The Godfather,” Andrew also has a special admiration for films that many critics find less notable, like “Ghostbusters,” “Fight Club” and “American Psycho.” He dislikes people who talk during movies, directors who don’t realize that that too much action is just as bad as too little, and pointless 3D. Andrew also longs for the days when action scenes were blocked and shot with a sense of flow, rather than haphazardly caught with a handheld camera and edited into split second fragments.
Andrew received a B.A. in English with a concentration in writing from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. In addition to writing for Punch Drunk Movies, Andrew has also been published in “Folio Weekly” in Jacksonville, FL.