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Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook and @mattfagerholm.

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#407 May 25, 2021

Matt writes: One of the essential cinematic works of 2021 is unquestionably Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins' towering ten-part series, "The Underground Railroad," which debuted in its entirety on Prime Video on May 14th.

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#406 May 11, 2021

Matt writes: On May 1st, we lost the brilliant actress Olympia Dukakis, who passed away at age 89. Her portrayal of Rose, the mother of Loretta (Cher) in Norman Jewison's 1987 crowdpleaser "Moonstruck" was one for the ages, earning her…

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#405 April 27, 2021

Matt writes: History was made during last night's Oscar telecast when "Nomadland" filmmaker Chloé Zhao became the first Asian woman, the first woman of color and the second woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director. The film…

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#404 April 13, 2021

Matt writes: With the numbers of vaccinated Americans on the rise, theaters are starting to see their highest attendance since the beginning of the pandemic. Despite being released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, Adam Wingard's giddy popcorn blockbuster,…

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#403 March 30, 2021

Matt writes: On March 15th, the 2021 Oscar nominees were announced, and though David Fincher's "Mank" scored the most nominations, the clear frontrunner in the Best Picture category is Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland," followed closely behind by Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari."

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#402 March 16, 2021

Matt writes: From March 8th through the 12th, RogerEbert.com celebrated Women Writers Week 2021 by showcasing the work of our marvelous female writers, from our Assistant Editor Nell Minow and regular critics Christy Lemire, Sheila O’Malley, Tomris Laffly and Monica…

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#401 March 2, 2021

Matt writes: "The first time I saw 'The Straight Story,' I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it. The movie isn't just about the old Alvin Straight's odyssey…

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#400 February 16, 2021

Matt writes: For our 400th edition of The Ebert Club newsletter, we are providing you with a direct pathway to our complete coverage of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Our exclusive reviews of the numerous enticing titles that premiered virtually…