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Recent articles by Matthew:

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

To Make ‘The King Of Staten Island,’ Judd Apatow Mined Pete Davidson’s Grief

The director discusses what attracted him to Davidson and why Hollywood doesn't prioritize comedy movies anymore. → Read More

Elle Fanning, Grown Up And ‘Great’

With a starring role in a new Hulu series, Fanning is now in the driver's seat of her career, taking on edgier and more ambitious parts. → Read More

Mercedes Ruehl Stole Scenes And Won An Oscar. Then Hollywood Decided She Was 'Too Old.'

The 72-year-old actor, who broke through with "Married to the Mob" and "The Fisher King," reflects on her success, ageism and returning to movies post-Me Too. → Read More

Better With Age: The Holland Taylor Story

The 77-year-old actor's career is brighter than ever, including a role in Ryan Murphy's 1940s revisionist-history series "Hollywood." → Read More

Allison Janney And Hugh Jackman Get Twisted In HBO’s Fantastic ‘Bad Education’

The beloved actors shine in director Cory Finley's gripping movie about a real public-school embezzlement scandal. → Read More

Patty Hearst On Her Second Chapter As A Movie Star

The notorious heiress reset her public image through an abiding friendship with John Waters, who cast her in "Cry-Baby," "Serial Mom" and other satirical films. → Read More

This Time 20 Years Ago, The Movies Worth Remembering Were All Directed By Women

"American Psycho," "28 Days," "Love & Basketball" and "The Virgin Suicides" didn't win the box office, but they did score lasting cultural legacies. → Read More

You Can, And Should, Watch This Superb Abortion Drama On VOD Now

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Sundance standout directed by Eliza Hittman, has even greater relevance as states move to restrict women’s access amid the pandemic. → Read More

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