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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.
An article on the winners of the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival.
A CIFF 2017 dispatch featuring reviews of Vanessa Redgrave's "Sea Sorrow," Laura Mora’s “Killing Jesús” and Milad Alami's "The Charmer."
Matt writes: Annette Insdorf's new book, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes, will be released next month by the Columbia University Press.
Highlights of CIFF 2017; Frances McDormand's Difficult Women; Interview with Sananda Maitreya; Denis Villeneuve on "Blade Runner 2049"; Crimes of Harvey Weinstein.
Emer Kinsella on "Jungle"; Zadie Smith on social media; John Landis on "Innocent Blood"; "Josie and the Pussycats" was ahead of its time; "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films.
Matt writes: This year's film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto offered plenty of enticing titles set to open over the next few months, and RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert decided to highlight some of her favorites. In an essay entitled "Cupid Pierced My Tender Heart at the Movies," Ebert provides numerous recommendations, including captivating romances by Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water"), Wim Wenders ("Submergence"), Paul McGuigan ("Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool") and Luca Guadagnino ("Call Me by Your Name").
Jennifer Reeder on "Signature Move"; Harry Dean Stanton on "Lucky"; Jen Richards on transgender opportunities in film; Michelle Pfeiffer steals "mother!"; Blame movie theaters.
Hypocritical progressiveness of Emmys; Genius of Ryan Heffington; Anthony Lane on "Mother!"; Coppola's "Cotton Club Encore"; History of Cobb Salad.
Matt writes: The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend, and screened an enormous array of enticing titles set for release this awards season. Click here for our complete festival coverage, including dispatches from Chaz Ebert, Brian Tallerico, Tina Hassannia, Vikram Murthi and Nick Allen.
Michael Glover Smith on "Mercury in Retrograde"; Mary Lou Belli on "NCIS: New Orleans"; Nick Thune on "Dave Made a Maze"; Shana Moulton on "Twin Peaks"; Fandom evolves to listen.