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Matthew is the RTH film and culture critic. He runs The In Between: Moving Pictures and Culture, which you can find inside Sky Dragon at 27 King William Street.
Movie Reviews: Roadhouse and Valhalla Rising - From ripped throats and roadhouse blues to one-eyed warriors and holy quests: what's not to like? Published July 18, 2011 in Reviews
The Best of the Tobacco Chew Spit: Seven Overlooked Westerns - No man is complete without the Western film. And you have to hand it to the Western: in most cases you can guarantee what you're going to get. Published March 19, 2009 in Reviews
The Good The Bad And The Queen - Matt reviews the Self-titled album and the live show (The Kool House, March 11, 2007). Published April 10, 2007 in Reviews
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) - Whether you're laughing or choking at Borat's dialogue, some sort of a reaction is coming out of you! Published April 10, 2007 in Reviews
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005) - More an homage than a biography, I'm Your Man is essential if you're a Cohen fan, but is probably not the best place to start. Published February 26, 2007 in Reviews
Sky Dragon Centre - Sky Dragon is one of the most valuable 'artistic' hangout areas this city has to offer. I can think of no better place to deliver one's message. Published February 26, 2007 in Reviews
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Guillermo del Toro's world is the world of child - with hands ready to cover eyes and all. Published February 09, 2007 in Reviews
Vice Guide to Travel (2006) - The Vice Guide to Travel is so refreshingly good that I feel like I'm catching up with a college ally who has matured past fourth year. Published January 10, 2007 in Reviews
Jackass Number 2 - Please don't think Matt's a jackass because he reviewed this movie. Published January 10, 2007 in Reviews
Art School Confidential and An Inconvenient Truth - Matt Van Allen reviews a new rental about greed, envy, rejection, acceptance, and love, and also a film about art school. Published December 13, 2006 in Reviews
The Proposition (2005) - This gritty period piece explores the slavery and colonization of Australia's aboriginal people while hewing to the form of the great western. Published November 23, 2006 in Reviews
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) - Despite some pulled punches, Mary Harron's comic-inspired biopic captures the naïve yet sultry mystery of the notorious pin-up model. Published November 08, 2006 in Reviews
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