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, RogerEbert.com, Playboy, and more.

2018 Was the Year I Started Crying During Movies

After years of cinematic stoicism, a trio of tearjerkers caused this writer to start crying at the movies (and probably…

‘The Rider’ and ‘Last Chance U’ Show the Darker Side of American Masculinity

Despite very different settings, one of 2018's best movies and best television shows had a lot to say about youth culture.

‘Damsel’ is a Period Piece About a Modern Violence Problem

David and Nathan Zellner have created a Western that puts the inherent violence of the incel movement squarely in its…

Brad Anderson’s Is Hollywood’s Most Old-School Auteur

With a new Netflix film on its way, now's the time to celebrate one of Hollywood's best (and most conventionally…

‘Burning’ Star Steven Yeun on Why His New Film Is ‘Unexplainable’

The Korean-American actor reflects on life after 'The Walking Dead' and why he chose to work with one of his…

The Best ‘Halloween’ Sequel is a Norwegian Slasher Called ‘Cold Prey 2’

Inspired in part by the original sequel to John Carpenter's classic, 'Cold Prey 2' picks up where the first film…

Zen and the Art of John Carpenter Interviews

John Carpenter's movies are great, but his interviews might be even better.

Ike Barinholtz Talks ‘The Oath’ and the Inarguable Likability of John Cho

The debut writer-director also pointed to 'Manchester By the Sea' as one of his favorite examples of abrupt and hilarious…

‘The Guilty’ Review: Sometimes One Location Is All You Really Need

Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller makes his feature debut with a smart and stylish thriller set entirely in a police dispatcher's…

Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair Discuss Netflix, Fantastic Fest, and ‘Hold the Dark’

The creative team behind 'Hold the Dark' discuss the challenges of adapting an ambitious and challenging book for the big…