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.

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…

The Five Best Films Phil Lord and Chris Miller Never Made

With their 'Lego Movie' sequel headed to theaters this weekend, we look back at some of the near misses of…

‘We the Animals’ Director Jeremiah Zagar Talks Open Collaboration and the Independent Spirit Awards

The 'We the Animals' director Jeremiah Zagar discusses making the leap from documentaries to feature filmmaking and his film's five…

‘Outlaws’ Review: A24’s Australian Biker Drama Is More Hell Than Angel

'Outlaws' is an Australian biker throwback that throws back to some of the worst aspects of American exploitation cinema.

The Five Best Films Catherine Hardwicke Never Made

To celebrate her new film, 'Miss Bala,' we look back at some of the biggest (and smallest) projects director Catherine…

The Five Best Films Joe Cornish Never Made

In our new series, we look back at some of the blockbuster films Joe Cornish almost directed after his breakout…

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Moviegoer

Since we all survived 2018, it's time to start thinking about how we can make the best possible moviegoing decisions…

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Bootleg Reveals Amazon Prime’s Piracy Problem

One of the year's biggest festival titles made its way onto Amazon Prime over the weekend. The only problem? It…

The Best Movie Trailers of 2018

From our first footage of Jackson Maine to our last footage of Fred Rogers, here are some of the best…