Matthew Sorrento

Matthew Sorrento regularly contributes to the online magazine Film Threat and was recently (dis)honored by the LA Times as one of the

Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Unchartered Territory: The Making of an Icon in The James Stewart Western Collection | 12 Nov 2008 // 2:59 PM

As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.

Camping Out at the Graveyard | 26 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

When we relax and revel in the campy ghouls, our nerves are left fresh for the film’s terrifying bite; the last and sharpest of which comes at the searing downbeat ending.


Ossessione | 12 Feb 2009 // 1:59 PM

Il Postino Never Thinks Twice: On Visconti's Ossessione

Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca | 9 Feb 2009 // 2:00 PM

Most authors won't kill a kid in their stories, and those who do will do it lightly, reaping all the pathos without having to deliver the scene.


Orange Flower Water: Luna Theater Company, Philadelphia | 8 Feb 2009 // 10:41 PM

By Craig Wright; Directed by Gregory Scott Campbell; Starring Damon Bonetti, Chris Fluck, Amanda Grove, and Janice Rowland

Classic Props Over Digiscreen in David Wood's James and the Giant Peach | 16 Jan 2009 // 1:55 AM

This may play like Dahl on Cliffnotes to the adults, but the brief running time and exaggerated set pieces fall right into the little ones' hands.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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