Our resident Criticwire blogger, Matt Singer, is a Webby Award-winning writer, podcaster, critic, and television host. His criticism has appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, The AV Club and many other publications and websites. For six years, he was the on-air host of IFC News on the Independent Film Channel, as well as a regular fixture on its website, IFC.com. He's also served as a contributing critic on Ebert Presents At The Movies. In addition to his work on Criticwire, Matt is also the co-host of the Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit podcast and a regular contributor to the Sundance Channel's SUNFiltered blog. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, dog, and a prop sword from the film Gymkata.
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