Matt Grant

Matt Grant teaches writing workshops to students in Harlem. He has a B.A. in film production and occasionally writes DVD and film reviews for PopMatters. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 15 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

Go Home, Walter: The Case for Gustavo Fring as the Greatest Villain in Television History | 21 Aug 2013 // 6:14 PM

Gus Fring has earned his spot in the all-time Villain Hall of Fame. It his unexcitable demeanor when enraged that makes him unpredictable and highly volatile to be around, and that's exactly what you want in a good antagonist: never knowing what he is going to do next.

To Be Young Again: Maturity and Adolescence in Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' | 17 Jul 2012 // 6:15 PM

Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.


Growing Up Is Hard to Do: A 'Wonder Years' Retrospective | 10 Nov 2014 // 9:30 PM

Executive producer Bob Brush and actor Dan Lauria ruminate on The Wonder Years timeless nostalgia.


'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Is a Small Part of a Growing Live-Action Comic Book | 30 Sep 2014 // 2:00 AM

Marvel is making their own live-action comic series, and while you don’t necessarily need to collect all the pieces to enjoy the story, there’s a much bigger payoff if you do.

'I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season One' Is Really Smokin' | 8 May 2014 // 2:00 AM

I Love Lucy has been treasured for years, but this is the first time that it has been presented in a manner so thoroughly studied and examined within its historical context.


'Rises' Is More Like 'Begins' Than 'Knight', and That's a Good Thing | 2 Aug 2012 // 12:00 AM

The final installment in Nolan’s saga brings the focus back where it belongs: on the man behind the mask.

'Battleship': What Did You Expect? | 28 May 2012 // 6:00 AM

The film is a huge missed opportunity, not because of its action potential but because of its subtext.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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