Matthew Dessem
Matthew Dessem

Matthew Dessem's biography of screenwriter and director Clyde Bruckman is available from the Critical Press. Follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
Feb. 10 2016 11:39 PMThese Three Videos Might Offer Some Clues About the New Season of The Americans
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2016 4:43 PMBuster Keaton Died 50 Years Ago Monday. Here’s His Hilarious First Solo Film.
Culturebox
June 17 2015 11:37 AMThe Greatest Pie Fight in Cinematic History Has Been FoundA Laurel and Hardy reel thought lost for decades is discovered.
TV Club
Jan. 14 2013 9:50 AMEnlightened, Season 2Is Enlightened a corporate thriller now?
Culturebox
Feb. 17 2012 8:30 AMMystery on the Hollywood BacklotJohn Logan (Hugo) wrote a screenplay that could’ve been the best movie Michael Mann ever made. Here’s why you can’t see it.
Brow Beat
Feb. 8 2016 7:32 AMThe Real-Life Inspirations Behind Hail, Caesar!: A Star-by-Star and Movie-by-Movie Breakdown
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2016 2:50 PMWhat Can Go Wrong (or Right) on Live TV? Four Live Landmarks You Can Watch Before Grease.
Culturebox
Dec. 10 2013 12:14 PMThrough a Glass DarklyBlack Mirror, the only show on TV that truly understands how we use technology.
Culturebox
Nov. 15 2012 5:10 PMThe Great American Unproduced ScreenplayThree Oscar nominees are the latest to try their hand at Edward Ford, a masterpiece despite the fact—because of the fact?—that it has never been filmed.
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Culture Gabfest
Feb. 11 2016 4:35 PM The End of Football  Why the sport is no longer justifiable as a thinking person’s pastime.