One of the essential American films of 2016.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Sight and Sound. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the co-founder and original editor of Press Play, an IndieWire blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.
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, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion, The Oliver Stone Experience, and TV (The Book). He is currently working on a novel, a children's film, and a book about the history of horror, co-authored with RogerEbert.com contributor Simon Abrams.
Eight things the writer wants you to know about Albert Maysles, the pioneering documentary filmmaker who died last week at age 88.
A 2002 Star-Ledger profile of Albert Maysles, by MZS.
Captain's log: eight fifth graders, one adult, one James Cameron movie.
Famous scenes from great movies, re-enacted with stick figures.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for the Best Picture of 2015.
Video essay about Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," adapted from the new book by Matt Zoller Seitz.
An excerpt from Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema Vol. 3.
A remembrance of the writer's friend Gus Murphy, a.k.a. Timothy Patrick Moynihan, son of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and quite a character.
Editor in Chief Matt Zoller Seitz responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An interview with Jürgen Fauth, longtime film critic for About.com, and author of the anthology "Raves."