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Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Psychopaths" tells a horror story steeped in the genre's history, yet ultimately fails thanks to an utter lack of subtlety.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Opens Ideas with No Answers

Tribeca 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Opens Ideas with No Answers

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"Devil's Gate," playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, is so overpacked that it can't make for a lucid sci-fi thriller.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

Tribeca 2017: ‘Flower’ Nips at Poignant Buds

By 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.

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

By 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.

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

By 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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