Dolemite Is My Name
Dolemite is My Name is a typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place…
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.
An interview with Lukas Dhont, director/co-writer of "Girl."
Matt writes: In our first Ebert Club newsletter of 2019, I am joining my publisher Chaz Ebert, editors Brian Tallerico and Matt Zoller Seitz, and fellow assistant editors Nick Allen and Nell Minow in wishing you a Happy New Year!
Matt Fagerholm make his case for why "Mary Poppins Returns" is the best reimagining of a Disney classic to date.
Matt writes: In this final Ebert Club newsletter of the year, released to you on Christmas Day, we are sharing the RogerEbert.com staff's picks for the Top 10 Films of 2018.
An interview with Paweł Pawlikowski, director/co-writer of "Cold War."
Matt Fagerholm's choices for the ten best films of 2018.
Matt writes: In order to celebrate five years of Scout Tafoya's acclaimed series of video essays entitled, "The Unloved," we are presenting his new feature-length essay: "Beata Virgo Viscera."
An interview with Peter Hedges, writer/director of Ben is Back.
Matt writes: It's immensely poignant that in the same year the Marvel Expanded Universe celebrated its tenth anniversary with the release of its twentieth feature, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (on the heels of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War," no less), superhero maestro Stan Lee passed away at age 95. His death brings a new level of meaning to the aching loss that pervades the finale of "Infinity War," though Lee got the last laugh with his hilarious cameo in the "Ant-Man" sequel, which brought down the house at the preview screening I attended. In addition to reading Peter Sobczynski's tribute to Lee, make sure to read Roger Ebert's four-star review of the film that kicked off the MCU: Jon Favreau's "Iron Man."
Matt writes: Passes for the 21st annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival (a.k.a. Ebertfest) in Champaign, Illinois, are now on sale. The same amount of films will be screened next year, though the festival will take place over four days instead of five, enabling the closing night festivities to pack an even greater punch. Please join us for Ebertfest 2019, running from Wednesday, April 10th, through Saturday, April 13th.