Matt Brennan graduated from USC in 2009 with a BA in film studies and history. He files a weekly film criticism column, "Now and Then," for Thompson on Hollywood!, an Indiewire blog, and tweets about movies @thefilmgoer. His writing has also appeared in L.A. Weekly and Bright Lights. He lives in New Orleans.
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed . . . — from Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”