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Recent articles by Matthew:

Rosanna Arquette On Losing Her 'Desperately Seeking Susan' Co-Star To Coronavirus

"He was a wonderful, kind, gentle, wonderful actor with a great sense of humor," she said of Mark Blum. → Read More

Tiffany Haddish On ‘Self Made,’ ‘Girls Trip 2’ And Loving The Quarantine Lifestyle

Here's what she's been watching ("Tiger King," "I Love Lucy") and doing (conferencing with her co-stars) during the pandemic. → Read More

As Coronavirus Hits Hollywood, Movies Find A New Path Forward

Some films are foregoing theaters in favor of digital exclusives, while others are bracing for a crowded, complicated marketplace once COVID-19 passes. → Read More

A Quarantine Movie For Every Mood

Need something to watch while stuck at home? Here are 11 recommendations. → Read More

How ‘Erin Brockovich’ Became One Of The Most Rewatchable Movies Ever Made

Julia Roberts gives the best performance of her career, aided by a sassy Susannah Grant script full of one-liners. → Read More

James Lipton, Scholarly Host Of ‘Inside The Actors Studio,' Dies At 93

The Bravo TV personality was celebrated, and sometimes parodied, for the poise he brought to celebrity interviews. → Read More

Why Does No One In Horror Movies Believe The Female Protagonist?

Oh, right. Because she's a woman. Case in point: "The Invisible Man." → Read More

This Puerto Rican Filmmaker Found Her Voice In Trump’s America

With “Marisol” and other short films, Zoé Salicrup Junco is telling Latina stories that need to be heard. → Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Will Ferrell On 'Downhill' And Swapping 'SNL' War Stories

The comedy titans had somehow never met until they decided to do a “Force Majeure” remake together. → Read More

‘Parasite’ Winning Best Picture Is A Huge Leap Forward For The Oscars

Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece enjoyed an organic awards-season rise, becoming the first foreign-language film to score Hollywood’s top prize. → Read More

9 Sundance Movies You’ll Want To See This Year

Highlights include a Carey Mulligan revenge romp, a rock-star rhapsody about St. Vincent and a viral Twitter thread come to life. → Read More

‘Zola’ Turns A Viral Stripper Saga Into An Internet-Savvy Thrill Ride

Janicza Bravo’s new movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, beginning what should be a long life for this crowd-pleaser starring Taylour Paige. → Read More

Jennifer Lopez's Eternal Hustle

For years, Hollywood took her for granted. Here's the inside story of how J.Lo made invincibility her brand, Oscars be damned. → Read More

The Decline Of The Movie Star Is The 2010s' Great Cultural Tragedy

Looking back at a decade that rewrote Hollywood's business model to value products over people. → Read More

Inside Jennifer Lopez’s Impressive Pole-Dancing Tutorial In ‘Hustlers’

Director Lorene Scafaria and Lopez's pole instructor walked us through one of the movie's best scenes. → Read More

'Joker' Sends In The Clown But Doesn’t Know What To Say About Him

A skeletal Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to try his hand at the most overrepresented “Batman” villain. → Read More

Ansel Elgort, At Once Hopeless And Happy, Has A Lot On His Mind

The 25-year-old Hollywood stud talks “The Goldfinch,” “West Side Story,” politics and missing out on playing Elvis Presley. → Read More

The Steady Cultural Demise Of 'American Beauty'

How the Best Picture winner, which turns 20 this year, went from esteemed suburban satire to widespread punchline. → Read More

Let's Face It: The 2019 Summer Movie Season Was Dreadful

Takeaways from Hollywood's ongoing existential crisis. → Read More

With ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette,’ A Beloved Novel Proves Tough To Adapt

Cate Blanchett and director Richard Linklater on their big-screen approach to Maria Semple's delightful bestseller. → Read More