Matt Grant has a B.A. in Film Production from Webster University. He lives in New York City, where he worked for the Onion News Network and now writes DVD and film reviews for PopMatters. You can find more at mattgrant.tumblr.com.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
Was love purer for us when we were 13? Probably not, but it sure is nice to remember it that way.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
Far from being a typical documentary, The Men Who Built America attempts to bridge the gap between narrative and biography, history lesson and entertainment.
Wednesday, September 26 2012
Big Brother Is Watching -- and Then Kicking Your Ass: 'Person of Interest: The Complete First Season
Person of Interest is an amalgamation – it’s Eagle Eye, Minority Report, and Batman mythos rolled into one complicated series.
Tuesday, September 18 2012
In trying to make Blue Like Jazz’s Christian sensibilities more palatable to non-Christian crowds, Jesus becomes less the moral of the story and more of an afterthought; a way for the filmmakers to tell Don’s story rather than the reason they’re telling the story in the first place.
Tuesday, August 7 2012
Trekkies take note: this isn’t just a standard upconvert job from videotape. The footage has been recreated from the original film elements, and the payoff is huge. The episodes look as brand new now as they would have in 1987.
Monday, June 25 2012
Between former soldiers from both sides of America's deadliest war, prostitutes, immigrants, freed slaves, lost preachers, and Native Americans, there’s no shortage of stories to tell, and in just ten episodes Hell on Wheels embraces them all to varying degrees but with equal insight.
Thursday, August 2 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.