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matt wolf

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Matt is London theatre critic of The International New York Times (formerly The International Herald Tribune) and London correspondent for the broadway.com website; he spent 21 years as London arts and theatre critic for the Associated Press and over 13 years as Variety's UK drama critic. He has been on the judging panel of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards since 2009.

Articles By Matt Wolf

Loving Vincent review - Van Gogh biopic of sorts lacks language to match its visuals

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Young Frankenstein review - Mel Brooks musical is blissfully bonkers

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The Glass Castle review - Woody steals the film by a wide margin

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Home Again review - Reese Witherspoon romcom is divorced from reality

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Borg/McEnroe review - Wimbledon face-off is entertaining if incomplete

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Victoria and Abdul review - Judi Dench's Queen Victoria retread battles creaky script

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Peter Hall: A Reminiscence

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Una review - 'Blackbird' adaptation loses its stage intensity

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h.Club 100 Awards: Theatre and Performance - is this a new golden age for the stage?

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Maudie review - intriguing and irritating in turn

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Road, Royal Court review - poetry amidst the pain

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre review - Olivias Colman and Williams dazzle amid dramatic excess

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre review - Sienna Miller lets rip

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Dessert, Southwark Playhouse review - undercooked and overwrought

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The Beguiled review - silly but seriously well-made

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The Last Word film review - Shirley MacLaine's spit and vinegar remain intact

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W1A, Series 3 Finale, BBC Two review - the satire gets to th...

Repetition can help clarity. It emphasises significance, and shines a light more directly onto something hidden. It can guide us gently into an...

Sleaford Mods, Manchester Academy review - laptop punks stil...

Sleaford Mods are not just those two sweary guys with a laptop from Nottingham. Their unique mix of acerbic, politically conscious lyrics and lo-...

Newnight: Grenfell Tower - The 21st Floor, BBC Two review -...

The streets around Grenfell Tower on the morning after it was consumed by fire heaved with people. A stream of donors brought food, clothes and...

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall review - fav...

Some site-specific theatre feels like a really good fit. You could say, in this case, that it seems like poetic justice. Agatha Christie’s 1953...

DVD/Blu-ray review: Land of Mine

Danish director Martin Zandvliet brilliantly explores a little-known...

Soutine's Portraits, Courtauld Gallery review - a super...

This is the latest in a line of beautifully curated, closely focused exhibitions that the...

Listed: 20 Punk Moments that Shook the World

Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols was issued on 28 October...

Total Immersion: Julian Anderson, Barbican review - BBC ense...

Julian Anderson’s 50th birthday this year was the prompt for the latest of the BBC’s Total Immersion days, devoted to the work of a...

Jacqueline du Pré: A Gift Beyond Words, BBC Four review - od...

Hyperbole be damned. The most iconic English classical recording was made on 19 August 1965 in Kingsway Hall, London. Like Maria Callas singing...