Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
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."
Owen Gleiberman's sacking as lead film critic of Entertainment Weekly — part of a ritual bloodletting of staffers at the magazine – marks the end of an era.
Matt Zoller Seitz goes in-depth with author Mark Harris about his book on five directors who aided the war effort in World War II.
Why film critics should write about filmmaking.
A half-hour documentary about David Milch's Western drama "Deadwood," which premiered ten years ago this week on HBO. Written by Matt Zoller Seitz, edited by Steven Santos, narrated by Jim Beaver.
A video from Nelson Carvajal muses on film's depiction of television as the nightmare medium.
Matt Zoller Seitz presents the RogerEbert.com pick for Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave".
The comment on Godard's 'No Comment'; Polanski's victim offers some advice to Dylan Farrow; the comedy club theory of dictatorship; Shia's brand new bag.
Joe Dallesandro; "Blazing Saddles" at 40; women and revenge; women and Scorsese.
Post-Beatles Beatles movies; heroin and creativity; Terry Gilliam's life in 8 movies; Hannibal's food stylist.
Some notes on Philip Seymour Hoffman, addiction, and compassion.