Matthew Monagle

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Revew: The Vigil
The Vigil
Yiddish horror blends the secular and divine in terrifying ways

Movie Review, Feb. 26, 2021

Revew: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo find a few laughs as vacationing friends

Movie Review, Feb. 19, 2021

Revew: Truth to Power
Truth to Power
System of a Down documentary looks beyond the band

Movie Review, Feb. 19, 2021

Revew: The Little Things
The Little Things
Washington, Malek, and Leto never mesh in this uneven police procedural

Movie Review, Jan. 29, 2021

Revew: Saint Maud
Saint Maud
Agony and ecstasy intertwined in this horror as Catholic angst turns self-destruction

Movie Review, Jan. 29, 2021

Revew: No Man's Land
No Man's Land
Well-intentioned cross-border drama finds humanity on all sides

Movie Review, Jan. 22, 2021

Revew: Greenland
Greenland
Gerard Butler brings back the classic disaster movie

Movie Review, Dec. 18, 2020

Matthew Monagle's Top 10 in Cinema in 2020
Matthew Monagle's Top 10 in Cinema in 2020
"A signal amongst the noise"

Screens, Dec. 17, 2020

Revew: Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
The Wing Chun master reshaped for modern Chinese political intentions

Movie Review, Dec. 11, 2020

Revew: Vanguard
Vanguard
Jackie Chan goes back to being Jackie Chan in this globe-trotting action-comedy

Movie Review, Nov. 20, 2020

Revew: Habitual
Habitual
Overstuffed indie horror is like watching an OSHA violation

Movie Review, Nov. 13, 2020

Revew: Attack of the Demons
Attack of the Demons
Animated horror creates a new genre: cardgore!

Movie Review, Oct. 30, 2020

Revew: Escape from Extinction
Escape from Extinction
The important issue of global eco collapse becomes a PR push for zoos

Movie Review, Oct. 16, 2020

Revew: Push
Push
Documentary exposes how faceless landlords turn homes into assets

Movie Review, Sept. 25, 2020

Revew: The Secrets We Keep
The Secrets We Keep
War crimes revisited in suburban America

Movie Review, Sept. 18, 2020

Revew: Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
The true story of a chess team that rewrote the rules

Movie Review, Sept. 11, 2020

Revew: Fatima
Fatima
Faith-based movie is better made and more frustrating than most

Movie Review, Aug. 28, 2020

Revew: Cut Throat City
Cut Throat City
RZA takes on New Orleans' history of racism through a B-movie lens

Movie Review, Aug. 21, 2020

Revew: The Pale Door
The Pale Door
Witches versus cowboys in the weird, weird West

Movie Review, Aug. 21, 2020

Revew: Sputnik
Sputnik
Russian sci-fi horror is a welcome break from all the '80s throwbacks

Movie Review, Aug. 14, 2020

Revew: In My Blood It Runs
In My Blood It Runs
How erasure of Aboriginal culture splits the life of one boy

Movie Review, June 26, 2020

Revew: A Clear Shot
A Clear Shot
Pulled-from-the-headlines hostage drama misses the target and the point

Movie Review, June 5, 2020

Revew: Fourteen
Fourteen
Scenes from a collapsing friendship captured with astonishing empathy

Movie Review, June 5, 2020

Revew: Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
From Essex to Michoac√°n: the true story of the English exponent of Mexican cooking

Movie Review, May 22, 2020

Revew: Blood Quantum
Blood Quantum
Pioneering First Nation zombie film rips the genre away from traditional hands

Movie Review, May 8, 2020

Demons on the Set of <i>Cursed Films</i>
Demons on the Set of Cursed Films
New series on Shudder asks why we want to believe in evil

Screens, April 2, 2020

Revew: The Way Back
The Way Back
Affleck gets courtside in a tale of basketball redemption

Movie Review, March 13, 2020

Revew: Bloodshot
Bloodshot
Vin Diesel at his most Vin Diesel in this smash mouth comic adaptation

Movie Review, March 13, 2020

Revew: The Traitor
The Traitor
True-life Mafia story inverts the conventions

Movie Review, March 13, 2020

Revew: The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man
Universal Monsters update thrills as a high-octane Gaslight

Movie Review, Feb. 28, 2020

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