The Choice totally botches its central pairing, to the point where you might find yourself hoping the blandly irksome twosome fail to even get together.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine & Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was later spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. Seitz is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays. He is the director of the 2005 romantic comedy "Home" and the forthcoming science fiction epic "Rabbit of the Sith." He is currently writing memoir titled "All the Things that Remind Me of Her."
A brief consideration of "Taxi Driver," still Scorsese's masterpiece.
Billy Wilder's groundbreaking comedy-drama still has the power to wound.
A peculiar film, poised somewhere between satire and dream logic.
Blood on the drum kit.
An interview with experimental filmmaker Mark Rappaport.
A remembrance of critic Scott Schuldt, who blogged under the name Ed Copeland.
"Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."
An appreciation of the late, great cinematographer, documentarian and activist Haskell Wexler, plus a transcript of his 2013 conversation about his work on Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven."
"Who is the National Board of Review, anyway?" is the question. The answer: one of the few major awards groups that's routinely capable of surprise.
Matt Zoller Seitz reviews and reflects upon Jesse Eisenberg's New Yorker piece about film critics.