Matthew Passantino

Matthew Passantino has been a freelance writer for 10 years and is a member of the Critics Choice Association. He has written for newspapers in his hometown, where he is a member of the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association. His reviews have appeared on various outlets including,, and Matthew enjoys covering any and all movies, but especially loves fall festival and awards season. His Twitter feed is where you can find all of his Oscar grievances, past and present.

The Inverse Review

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