TV Critic

Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is the TV critic at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered books and movies for the Globe, as well as celebrity and author interviews. He has written for Slate and and was the managing editor of the Boston Review. His book “Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

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Stars come out for ‘Between the World and Me’

By , Globe Staff

The HBO adaptation of a 2018 stage show based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book is going to include appearances by Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter from the Roots, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Oprah Winfrey.


Watch ‘The Capture,’ but don’t believe your eyes

By , Globe Staff

The engrossing British thriller on Peacock delves into the world of deepfakery.


‘We Hunt Together’ shows the potential to amuse

By , Globe Staff

The Showtime show, a British import, is about a pair of oddball detectives trying to track down a pair of oddball murderers.


In HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country,’ a monster called Jim Crow

By , Globe Staff

The creativity on display in the series — the writing, the acting, the stunning visual realizations — is phenomenal.