Matthew Monagle

Matthew is a feature writer for Film School Rejects and a freelance film critic at the Austin Chronicle. His writing can be found at /Film, RogerEbert.com, Playboy, and more.

‘Fast Color’ Review: A Superhero Movie for a Broken World

With 'Fast Color,' Julia Hart encourages women everywhere to create a better world from the broken remains of this one.

What Critics Said About The ‘Game of Thrones’ Pilot

We looked back at the reviews of the 2011 'Game of Thrones' pilot and explore some of the common questions…

‘Feral’ Review: A Standout Story of Life on the Streets of New York

'Feral,' which debuted at 2019's Sarasota Film Festival, offers an empathetic take of life on the streets of New York…

The Ending of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Explained

The ending to Jordan Peele's latest horror film is bold, ambitious, and a little tricky to understand. That's where we…

‘The Highwaymen’ Review: Another Overlong Netflix Movie

As a Kevin Costner vehicle, 'The Highwaymen' has its moments, but the mix of revisionist law enforcement history and crippling…

‘Long Shot’ Review: Romantic Comedies and Politics Make for Odd Bedfellows

'Long Shot' may contain some of the year's best jokes but the awkward mix of hangouts and politics ultimately proves…

‘Us’ Review: Jordan Peele Delivers High-Concept Horror Magic

In his second film, Peele proves that the signature blend of horror, humor, and political commentary in 'Get Out' was…

‘Between the Lines’ Makes Its Case as a Forgotten ’70s Classic

Joan Micklin Silver's 1977 film about a struggling Boston weekly newspaper is the perfect counterpart to 'Broadcast News.'

The Five Best Films Robert Rodriguez Never Made

From 'Escape From New York' to 'Jonny Quest,' here are some of the bigger studio films that Robert Rodriguez almost…

What Critics Thought About ‘The Terminator’ in 1984

'The Terminator' is considered an all-time action great, but how was it received by critics back when it was initially…