The best thing about Victoria isn’t actually its technical prowess—it’s the lead performance from the mesmerizing Laia Costa as the title character.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine & Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was later spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. Seitz is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays. He is the director of the 2005 romantic comedy "Home" and the forthcoming science fiction epic "Rabbit of the Sith." He is currently writing memoir titled "All the Things that Remind Me of Her."
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire's landmark two-part series "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" anticipated many of the changes that would later shake the medium to its core.
A breakdown of the opening of "Inglourious Basterds"; in praise of old TV; the ethics of torrenting; Shining twins, activate!
"Lucy" and the enduring appeal of the instance upgrade; why the second Indy movie is so dark; in defense of ComicCon; the Coens and souls at hazard.
An appreciation of James Shigeta, best known for playing Joseph "Joe" Takagi in the original "Die Hard."
Advice for Journalists and writers of color; the virtues and pitfalls of tossing brickbats online; 'Eyes Wide Shut' at 15; 'Pickpocket' on Blu-ray.
Apologizing for the Manic Pixie Dream Girl; what to do about clickbait web sites that pretend to peddle "satire"; why it's important to give credit; "24: Live Another Day" ends its run.
A remembrance of actor Dave Legeno, by screenwriter J.D. Zeik.
RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the impact of Richard Lester's great musical comedy "A Hard Day's Night," which revolutionized the use of pop music in cinema and made big-screen stars of the Beatles.
Links to RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discussing "Seinfeld," which turns 25 this week, and which helped pave the way for a wave of acclaimed series starring characters you wouldn't want to know in life.
"Do the Right Thing" at 25.