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Matt Zoller Seitz

A New York–based filmmaker and journalist, Matt Zoller Seitz is the founder of the pop culture blog Press Play and the TV critic for New York magazine.

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Fosse Time
Fosse Time

All That Jazz echoes the tropes of the classic backstage movie musical, but it’s also a groundbreaking work of cinema, thanks largely to Bob Fosse and editor Alan Heim’s avant-garde approach to editing. In this Criterion video essay, critic Ma…

Harold and Maude: Life and How to Live It
Harold and Maude: Life and How to Live It

Hal Ashby’s delicately off-kilter May-December romance stars two of the unlikeliest countercultural icons of the seventies.

By Matt Zoller Seitz

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Easy Rider: Wild at Heart
Easy Rider: Wild at Heart

George Hanson: They’re not scared of you. They’re scared of what you represent to ’em. Billy: Hey, man, all we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut. George Hanson: Oh no. What you represent to them is freedom. When you think…

By Matt Zoller Seitz

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Mon oncle

When you first see Monsieur Hulot, the whimsical wanderer played by Jacques Tati in the classic French comedy Mon oncle, it takes a moment to realize just how big he is—a two-meter slab of trenchcoat and fedora, his lips perpetually pressed around …

By Matt Zoller Seitz

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Man Bites Dog: Cinema of Entrapment

"Why am I watching this?” The question comes up whenever an otherwise reasonable person watches a sordid character do horrible things. You want to look away, but you can’t, or won’t. Maybe you do look away for a time—but then you look back.…

By Matt Zoller Seitz

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