Matt Singer is the managing editor and film critic of the website ScreenCrush.com. For five years, he was the on-air host of IFC News on the Independent Film Channel, hosting coverage of film festivals and red carpets around the world. He’s been a frequent contributor to the television shows CBS This Morning Saturday and Ebert Presents At the Movies, and his writing has also appeared in print and online at The Village Voice, The Dissolve, and Indiewire.
Wrestling Icon Ric Flair Hospitalized, In a Medically Induced Coma
Wrestling’s Nature Boy is in the intensive care unit in a medically induced coma due to serious health issues.
2017: The Year Summer Movies Got Good Again
Why was this summer so much better than last summer? Let’s investigate.
Bill Murray Attended ‘Groundhog Day: The Musical’ And Completely Loved It
The star of the original film surprised the cast of its musical adaptation with a visit, and he loved every minute of the show.
Mark Hamill Hints That ‘Last Jedi’ Will Answer Your Questions About Rey’s Past
Who are Rey’s parents? Where did she come from? Why is she so powerful? Apparently the answers will all be revealed very soon.
Angelina Jolie’s Intense ‘First They Killed My Father’ Gets First Trailer
Jolie directed this true story about life in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge period, which comes to Netflix next month.
Sam Shepard, Legendary Actor and Playwright, Dies at 73
The author of ‘True West’ and star of ‘The Right Stuff’ leaves behind an incredible body of work, on stage and screen.
‘Star Wars’ Works Perfectly With ‘Arrested Development’ Ron Howard Voiceover
Now the story of a saga a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away, and the one Jedi that had no choice but to keep it all together.
Johnny Depp Almost Starred in ‘Face/Off’ Until He Realized It Wasn’t About Hockey
Movies are a mixture of talent, art, skill, business, and stupid luck. For a fascinating example of all of the above, I direct your attention to a great article at Shortlist (via The Playlist) about the history of Face/Off. As it turns out before the movie was made by John Woo with stars Nicolas Cag…
‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: There’s Little Twin Magic in Gru’s Latest Adventure
Can someone explain to me why Gru, a man with no neck, wears a scarf? Is it a fashion statement? Do supervillains even care about fashion? I don’t get it.
Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Is Getting a Sequel
I kind of liked The Accountant. It was goofy, sure, but it had a kind of absurd purity as well. It “has a bit more interesting stuff creeping around its edges than a lot of the superhero movies based on established properties,” I wrote in my review for ScreenCrush. The mythology was e…