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.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
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.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.
Friday, November 1 2013
What's so captivating about Downton Abbey is that the servants are thrust into the forefront, wholly realized characters themselves and often the ones we care about most.
Monday, October 28 2013
Syfy's new series Defiance is an ambitious transmedia project. But in this case, that does more harm than good.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
There's a lot of balls in the air, and a lot of talented stars needing equal screen time in this film.
Monday, July 15 2013
The genius behind Portlandia is its gentle lampooning of a very specific population that still manages to be accessible to those who live outside the limits of the Portland metropolitan area.
Sunday, July 14 2013
Daniel may be free, but he is far from exonerated, and it is this dichotomy that lends Rectify both its brilliance and its unique sense of tension.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
The final installment in Nolan’s saga brings the focus back where it belongs: on the man behind the mask.
Monday, May 28 2012
The film is a huge missed opportunity, not because of its action potential but because of its subtext.
Monday, May 21 2012
When we do finally reach the CGI-infused Last Stand in the breathtaking third act, we are cheering for those heroes in ways that we never quite have before.