Matthew Monagle

Matthew Monagle is an Austin-based film and culture critic. His work has appeared in a true hodgepodge of regional and national film publications. He is also the editor and co-founder of Certified Forgotten, an independent horror publication. Follow him on Twitter at @labsplice. (He/Him)

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Moviegoer

By Matthew Monagle 

Since we all survived 2018, it’s time to start thinking about how we can make the best possible moviegoing decisions in 2019.

One Cut Of The Dead

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Bootleg Reveals Amazon Prime’s Piracy Problem

By Matthew Monagle 

One of the year’s biggest festival titles made its way onto Amazon Prime over the weekend. The only problem? It shouldn’t have.

Rewind Best Trailers

The Best Movie Trailers of 2018

By Matthew Monagle 

From our first footage of Jackson Maine to our last footage of Fred Rogers, here are some of the best movie trailers we saw in 2018.

Rewind Crying

2018 Was the Year I Started Crying During Movies

By Matthew Monagle 

After years of cinematic stoicism, a trio of tearjerkers caused this writer to start crying at the movies (and probably never stop).

The Rider

‘The Rider’ and ‘Last Chance U’ Show the Darker Side of American Masculinity

By Matthew Monagle 

Despite very different settings, one of 2018’s best movies and best television shows had a lot to say about youth culture.


‘Damsel’ is a Period Piece About a Modern Violence Problem

By Matthew Monagle 

David and Nathan Zellner have created a Western that puts the inherent violence of the incel movement squarely in its sights.

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson’s Is Hollywood’s Most Old-School Auteur

By Matthew Monagle 

With a new Netflix film on its way, now’s the time to celebrate one of Hollywood’s best (and most conventionally talented) genre filmmakers.

Steven Yeun Burning

‘Burning’ Star Steven Yeun on Why His New Film Is ‘Unexplainable’

By Matthew Monagle 

The Korean-American actor reflects on life after ‘The Walking Dead’ and why he chose to work with one of his favorite Korean filmmakers.

Cold Prey 2

The Best ‘Halloween’ Sequel is a Norwegian Slasher Called ‘Cold Prey 2’

By Matthew Monagle 

Inspired in part by the original sequel to John Carpenter’s classic, ‘Cold Prey 2’ picks up where the first film leaves off and delivers a unique combination of story and scares.