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Recent articles by Matthew:

David Byrne's Scene-Stealing Dancers Break Down The Making Of 'American Utopia'

Chris Giarmo and Tendayi Kuumba on the "naturalistic" choreography, getting makeup advice from Spike Lee and singing with Mavis Staples. → Read More

The Film That Exposes Just How Badly The United States Mishandled COVID-19

See an exclusive clip from the new documentary "Totally Under Control," which chronicles the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

A Horror Movie For Every Halloween Mood

Can't decide which spooky oddity to watch? We've got 30 suggestions to get you through October. → Read More

Ending The World With Sunita Mani And John Reynolds, Comedy's Next Big Things

Riding the success of "GLOW" and "Search Party," their apocalyptic escapade, "Save Yourselves!," turns the breakout TV actors into movie stars. → Read More

Kirsten Johnson Killed Her Aging Father, Sort Of, And Made A Movie About It

“Dick Johnson Is Dead,” a new Netflix documentary, may be the happiest film about death you’ll ever see. → Read More

Awards Without The Season

This will be the most unconventional Oscar derby in decades. Maybe that's a good thing. → Read More

How ‘Antebellum’ Turned America’s Relentless Racism Into A Brutal Horror Movie

Directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz break down the structure of their debut film starring Janelle Monáe. → Read More

Louise Fletcher Survived The Cuckoo’s Nest Of Hollywood

With her most famous character, Nurse Ratched, getting a Netflix prequel series, the Oscar-winning actor looks back at her career. → Read More

20 Years Later, ‘Almost Famous’ Is The Best Kind Of Feel-Good Movie

Cameron Crowe's ode to '70s rock, starring Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, remains as smart as it is sentimental. → Read More

‘Didn’t Take Any Of It For Granted’: How Chadwick Boseman’s Humility Made Him A Star

Aakomon Jones, the choreographer who trained Boseman for "Get On Up" and "Black Panther," reflects on the late actor's spirit. → Read More

COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed The Movie Theater, But A Lot Of Changes Are Ahead

Here's everything you need to know about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Hollywood. → Read More

Tunde Adebimpe Never Chased Indie-God Status. He’s Too Cool For That.

The TV on the Radio singer talks about flexing his acting muscles in "She Dies Tomorrow," "Rachel Getting Married" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming." → Read More

Mourning The Ellen DeGeneres And J.K. Rowling We Used To Know

Two of the world's most beloved celebrities are facing reckonings that call into question the validity of their public personas. → Read More

Alan Menken On Losing Disney Lyricist Howard Ashman To AIDS: ‘It Was Crushing’

The new documentary "Howard" celebrates the Oscar winner, whose credits include "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast." → Read More

Louis Gossett Jr. Is An Optimist. To Survive Hollywood, He's Had To Be.

With "Watchmen" and "The Cuban," the 84-year-old Oscar winner has found roles that make up for years of industry neglect. → Read More

An Oral History Of 'Supermarket Sweep,' A Game Show With A Surprising Shelf Life

Here's how Lifetime revived the series in the '90s, leading to a renaissance that has extended to Netflix and an upcoming ABC reboot starring Leslie Jones. → Read More

Amy Heckerling On The Raw Deal She Got From Hollywood After ‘Clueless’

With the Alicia Silverstone comedy turning 25, Heckerling has achieved a zen about her career's ups and downs: "You’ve got to put your hands over your ea... → Read More

What Influenced Relic, A Haunted-House Movie That Will Seep Into Your Bones

Natalie Erika James' directorial debut, now available on VOD, stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote grappling with the terror of Alzheimer's. → Read More

25 Years Later, ‘Clueless’ Is Totally Hollywood’s Defining Teen Movie

How Amy Heckerling's "Emma" update crowned a new star in Alicia Silverstone, created marketing magic and united multiple generations. → Read More

Delroy Lindo Is Finally Getting His Due

With career-revitalizing turns in "Da 5 Bloods" and "The Good Fight," the seasoned actor has become a star. It's about time. → Read More