Matthew Holman is the Entertainment Editor for Washington Square News, but don’t get it twisted: movies are his true ride or dies, hence the Cinema Studies major (with a BEMT minor for versatility). Oklahoma born and bred (it’s a real place, ask him about tornado chasing), he flocked from the cow field to the Regal Union Square, his proclaimed second home. When he’s not stressing over the inevitable fall of MoviePass, he can be found on the prowl for Indian food, listening to indie/EDM (but sometimes metal for a twist), and performing creative writing of all types. Follow his Twitter (@mathuwholeman) to see if he’ll finally stop talking about having a goth phase and just do it.
Beauty comes through in “The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, and Brows” –– the Costume Studies exhibit currently on display through NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
“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.
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.
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.