Author: 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,, Playboy, and more.

Nicole Perlman on Directing ‘The Slows’ and Bravely Moving to Behind the Camera

The 'Captain Marvel' screenwriter explains why she finally faced her fears and decided to direct her passion project.

‘Burning’ Review: Lives, Like Love, Are So Easily Set Aflame (Fantastic Fest 2018)

Steven Yeun brings the full weight of his international star power to bear in this haunting South Korean revenge story.

‘The Wind’ Review: In the American West, No One Can Hear You Scream (Fantastic Fest 2018)

Emma Tammi's feature film debut showcases the potential of the horror-western as a new mode of independent filmmaking.

‘American Dresser’ Review: Tom Berenger Gets Back on His Hog

It looks like someone accidentally put a mediocre road trip movie into this perfectly good batch of America stock footage.

Can Home Video Follow in the Footsteps of Vinyl and Print?

DVDs and VHS cassettes might just be a great alternative when you don't own the digital media you thought you…

The Horror “Revolution” Has Missed Its Television Mark

Even as shows like 'The Terror' and 'Castle Rock' garner strong reviews, horror television is still waiting for its breakout…

Ben Foster and the Gradual Evolution of a Character Actor

Not many actors can claim movies as different as 'Warcraft' and 'Leave No Trace' on their resume.

Hollywood’s Obsession with Cult Leaders Has Just Begun

Like most Hollywood trends, the rise of cult fiction is undoubtedly anchored to societal anxieties.

The Directors of ‘Kin’ Talk Science-Fiction and Gun Violence

Fantasy or not, there's no shortage of loaded imagery in 'Kin'

Netflix’s Original Movies Need a Better Breed of Trailers

Despite an impressive slate of upcoming films, Netflix still hasn't found the answer to its mediocre marketing.