Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.
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."
An essay on how technology has rendered us a one-handed species.
An appreciation of Time Magazine writer Richard Corliss.
A reposting of Godfrey Cheshire's landmark essay in anticipation of the Critic's Forum at Ebertfest.
Customer service as it should be.
A guide to the 13 reviews chosen to celebrate Roger's work on the two-year anniversary of his passing.
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.