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Recent articles by Matthew:

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

Octavia Spencer And Naomi Watts On 'Luce' And Breaking Out Of Hollywood's Boxes

Their new movie is a stirring, unconventional meditation on racial identity in America. → Read More

Tarantino's Secrets, Brad's Pits And Leo's Flames: Tales From 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

An inside look at one of 2019's best movies. → Read More

D.A. Pennebaker, A Pioneer Of Documentary Filmmaking, Dead At 94

The director was famous for "Dont Look Back" (which spotlighted a young Bob Dylan), "Monterey Pop" and "The War Room." → Read More

What Do The Original ‘Lion King’ Animators Think Of The Remake?

We talked to three of them to find out. → Read More

How Kate Berlant Landed In A Quentin Tarantino Movie

Plus, what it was like to walk the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" red carpet with Britney Spears and become a popular GIF thanks to "The Other Two." → Read More

In 1994, 'The Lion King' Was A Surprise Smash. Today, It's Just Another Product.

The Disney classic helped create the rinse-and-recycle blueprint that now pervades Hollywood. → Read More

The Reason ‘Love Actually’ Skeptics Will Adore ‘Yesterday,’ According To Writer Richard Curtis

Plus, the Tom Cruise joke that got cut from the Beatles-inspired film and Sarah Silverman's key contribution to the script. → Read More

On Hating Madonna

Today, the world's most accomplished pop star provokes ire and indifference. Where did she — or we — go wrong? → Read More

How Tony Hale Turned Forky Into Summer’s Best Existential Spork

The “Veep” actor breaks down his “Toy Story 4” character, who is convinced he’s mere “trash.” → Read More

Inside The Glorious 'Rocketman' Orgy Scene That Almost Got Cut From The Movie

Here's how Elton John's husband, David Furnish, helped to turn this "Bennie and the Jets" fantasia into one of the biopic's best moments. → Read More

John Lithgow And Blythe Danner, Friends Till The End Of The World

The veteran actors star in the new doomsday romance "The Tomorrow Man." Here, they discuss their careers, former collaborators, Goop and more. → Read More

'Aladdin' Just Threw Some Blue On Will Smith And Expected Us To Be OK With It

The actor revives Disney's beloved Genie, first played by Robin Williams. Beware: You can't unsee the results. → Read More