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Recent articles by Matthew:

Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's Contentious 'Roma' Rollout

Alfonso Cuarón's moving film is a first-rate Oscar contender. But, as is becoming standard for Netflix, it didn't get there without a lot of drama. → Read More

'Green Book' Is As Disappointing As It Is Tone-Deaf On Race

However well-meaning, the road trip movie starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen has less to say than it thinks. → 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

Natalie Portman Is Finally Done Playing The Girl Next Door

For a long time, the public wouldn't let Portman grow up. But ever since "Black Swan," she's refused to listen. It pays off in "Vox Lux." → Read More

We're Gay, And It's OK: On The Matter-Of-Fact Sexuality In 2018's Movies

"The Favourite," "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "Green Book" don't rely on conventional tropes to tell queer stories. → Read More

The 20 Best Movies of 2018

We're far from the shallow now. Just ask Paddington. → Read More

'Widows' Isn't Making Much Money At The Box Office. What's Wrong With You, America?

Steve McQueen's new heist thriller starring Viola Davis is an electrifying and poignant crowd-pleaser that not enough people are seeing. → Read More

Tart And Hilarious, 'The Favourite' Is One Of The Year's Best Movies

Yorgos Lanthimos chronicles the dangerous liaisons of Queen Anne's court with the help of Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. → Read More

In 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse,' The Antichrist Finally Gets A Coming-Of-Age Story

And fans finally get a season of Ryan Murphy's show worth finishing, even if it ends with an inexplicable male victory. → Read More

With 'Widows,' Steve McQueen Fashions His Version Of 'The Godfather'

For his smart new heist thriller, the "12 Years a Slave" director "wanted to make a picture that could be seen as high or seen as low." → Read More

Is 'Homecoming' Worthy Of Being Your Latest Streaming Obsession?

In short, absolutely. → Read More

An Ode To Tilda Swinton Eating The Chicken Wing In 'Suspiria'

One crucial scene with Dakota Johnson is finger-licking good, but it almost looked very different, according to the movie's writer. → Read More

With 'Homecoming,' Julia Roberts Nails Her Finest Performance In Almost 2 Decades

One of the year's best shows, Amazon's taut thriller gives the actress something fresh to work with, finally. → Read More

The Horror Returns: Inside The Shared Legacies Of ‘Halloween' And 'Suspiria'

The camaraderie between the directors of both movies, new and old, have led to a fascinating linked history that continues to grow. → Read More

Inside The 'A Star Is Born' Champagne Pop That Wasn't Meant To Be

Anthony Ramos breaks down an improvised scene with Lady Gaga. → Read More

'The Old Man & The Gun' Is A Soulful Tribute To Robert Redford's Movies

With the help of director David Lowery, we break down the Redford-centric allusions in this folksy crime comedy. → Read More

There Were Zero Things Better This Week Than Maya Rudolph's New Amazon Show

Except maybe the lesson gleaned from the guy shaving on New Jersey Transit. → Read More

Fall Movie Season’s Must-See Performances, From Lady Gaga To Melissa McCarthy

We'll be talking about these turns from actors like Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun and Natalie Portman for the rest of 2018 – and well into Oscar season. → Read More

Give Cher A Minute To Apply Her Eyelashes And She’ll Talk About Anything

The “Mamma Mia” scene-stealer is releasing an album of ABBA cover songs — but, as she’ll tell you, she’s got a lot of other things on her mind. → Read More

This Year's Oscar Race Is Poised To Reward Films That Are Good *And* Popular

After the Toronto Film Festival, the season's early front-runners — "A Star Is Born," "Widows" and "First Man" — will probably be giant crowd-pleasing hits. → Read More