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Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

“Flower” examines the mental trials and tribulations of both free-spirited and closed individuals, and most of the time it manages to pull it off. It is a complex film of underage sex and family relationships, but somehow manages to be both candid and serious.

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Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, Uncategorized

Ry Russo-Young's film interpretation of the young adult hit "Before I Fall" isn't worth seeing just because it's well-done — it's worth it because it's one of the most well-done teen flicks made to date.

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‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

Matthew Holman, Contributing Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

The re-release of Kenji Mizuguchi’s 1953 film "Ugetsu" should be eagerly anticipated — the work is both one of the few ghost movies with neither over-the-top ghouls and one of the few war films that doesn't simply lapse into gore.

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