Posts by Matt Patches
Dreaming Bigger: Cracking ‘The Forbidden Room,’ Guy Maddin’s ‘Inception’-like Genre Explosion
Guy Maddin’s newest film is a set of Russian nesting dolls inside of a Rubik’s Cube.
The Anti-‘SNL’ Movie: Neil Hamburger Dismantles Comedy in Sundance’s ‘Entertainment’
You want weird at Sundance? Try this.
The Scariest Movie at Sundance: How Robert Eggers Made the Horrifying, Historically Accurate ‘The Witch’
Get to know the encyclopedic talent who may be invading Hollywood with meticulous, historical genre fare.
Q&A: ‘National Lampoon’ Doc Director on the Lost Generation of Zingers, Wisecracks, and Dick Jokes
‘National Lampoon’ was the preeminent name in American satire in the 1970s, but after losing its creative brain trust to Hollywood (and ‘Saturday Night Live’), it turned into a purveyor of schlock. A new documentary on the golden age of ‘National Lampoon’ premiered at Sundance, so we sat down with director Douglas Tirola to discuss the rise and fall of an iconic publication.
A Nice Guy Finishes First: From ‘Homestar Runner’ to David Gordon Green Confidant to ‘Z for Zachariah,’ Director Craig Zobel Rises Above the Line
The director scores a clever hit at Sundance with the apocalypse drama ‘Z for Zachariah.’
Virtual Reality at Sundance: The Long-Delayed, Inevitable Future Is Bright, Empathetic, and Already on Your Phone
This isn’t just the domain of ‘The Lawnmower Man’ anymore: V.R. is finally here to stay.
How ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’ Became a Movie and Then a Meme
Ever make an ‘Electric Boogaloo’ joke? Here’s why.
Hack Knowledge: A Brief History of Hollywood’s ‘Cleopatra’ False Starts and Failures
After the Sony hack, will anyone be able to bring Cleopatra back to the screen?
Theories of Everything: Why ‘Interstellar,’ ‘The Imitation Game,’ and the Year’s Other Science-Driven Movies Can’t Stop Explaining Themselves
Tactics that Michael Crichton employed to spark curiosity in ‘Jurassic Park’ now raise eyebrows. There’s an assumption the public knows better than Mr. DNA. So movies try harder — or not at all.
Young Consenting Adults: Is the PG Movie Dead?
Has the movie for the pre-teen completely disappeared?