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Recent articles by Matthew:

'There’ll Be A Revolt': A Change To The Oscars Broadcast Has Hollywood Up In Arms

"They’re squeezing the one thing that you watch the show for,” Steven Soderbergh says of having some awards announced during commercials, “which is to se... → Read More

Why The Satirical Slasher 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Has The Art World Screaming

Dan Gilroy's Netflix movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Toni Collette, has inspired divisive reactions in the gallery scene. Are people humorless, or is... → Read More

To Better Understand Herself, Jenny Slate Endured Goat Poop And 'Ghost-Daddies'

A revealing conversation with the actress about her new movie, "The Sunlit Night," and her quest for self-discovery. → Read More

Zany Jake Gyllenhaal Is The Best Jake Gyllenhaal

The hamminess of his characters in "Nightcrawler," "Okja" and "Velvet Buzzsaw" is a world apart from the Method-y naturalism that gets touted as great ac... → Read More

6 Sundance Movies You'll Want To See This Year

Plus a few performances we'll be talking about, including Pete Davidson, Lupita Nyong'o and Emma Thompson. → Read More

In Order To Fight Zombies, Lupita Nyong'o Wrote A Letter To Taylor Swift

A conversation with the actress about the "Black Panther" awards run, her new movie "Little Monsters" and what it took to land the rights to "Shake It Off." → Read More

Inside 'Leaving Neverland,' The Film Detailing Michael Jackson's Alleged Child Abuse

Director Dan Reed discusses his new HBO documentary, which profiles two men who say they were repeatedly molested by the pop superstar before puberty. → Read More

'Late Night' Erases Joan Rivers' History As The First Female Late-Night Host

A brief, slightly petty rant about Sundance's breakout hit starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. → Read More

'Honey Boy' Is Where Shia LaBeouf Went To Sort Out His Demons

A postmodern memoir, the movie works through the actor's troubled childhood with profound results. → Read More

Michael Jackson Documentary About Child Sexual Abuse Charges Leaves Crowds Shocked

“Leaving Neverland,” which will air on HBO later this year, focuses on the harrowing accounts of two of the singer's accusers, Wade Robson and James Safe... → Read More

The 2019 Oscar Letdown: 'Black Panther' And 'A Star Is Born' Are Dark Horses Now

In the Best Picture race, things aren't looking good for two of the year's most popular movies. → Read More

'Glass' Tries To Do What No Other Superhero Movie Would Dare, But It Comes Up Short

M. Night Shyamalan's joint sequel to "Unbreakable" and "Split" plays around with the genre's tropes only to remind us that they are inevitable. → Read More

Regina Hall Gave 2018's Best Performance, But Awards Season Has Barely Noticed

The underappreciated actress deserves the Best Actress race wild-card slot. → Read More

Lindsay Lohan’s New Reality Show Is ‘The Apprentice’ Meets ‘Vanderpump Rules’

“Beach Club” isn’t a competition, but the actress is anxious to turn it into one. → Read More

All The Hot Movies For Winter

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" follow-up headlines a season that includes Tim Burton, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Lifetime. → Read More

Despite Shallow Politics, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' And 'Green Book' Lead Best Picture Race

The critically contested movies won top prizes at the Golden Globes, all but ensuring they'll become Oscar nominees, too. → Read More

'Bird Box' Is A Bad Movie, So Why Do So Many People Like It?

The undercooked apocalypse movie is the latest installment in the win-some-lose-some cultural experiment that is Netlix. And in terms on online popularit... → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres' Kevin Hart 'Interview' Is Artificial Talk-Show Culture At Its Worst

"Ellen" should be an ideal place to engage in cultural discourse, but the influential host proved we have no arena for litigating issues as serious as ho... → Read More

'Mary Poppins Returns' Is A Spoonful Of Sugar, Both Familiar And Fresh

Joy abounds in Hollywood's latest remake-sequel hybrid, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, even if not all of it is that memorable. → Read More

Our 2018 Movie Superlatives

An irreverent look back at a towering Oprah, a shape-shifting Tilda Swinton, a horny Christine Baranski and other details from the year in cinema. → Read More