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Film and TV

In Review: “Living With Yourself”

Paul Rudd has built a very successful career based off of comedy films, which is why seeing him star in a rather dark drama is quite unexpected from the beloved actor.
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“Zombieland: Double Tap”: Someone Should Have Double Tapped This Franchise

Because of the first movie’s charm and its satire on the zombie genre, one would think that its sequel would at least share some of those qualities, if not all.
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Artsweek Highlights: TV’s Best Halloween Specials

While of course there are several classic horror films to indulge in during Halloween, Artsweek instead presents you with a carefully curated list of some of TV’s best takes on this costumed, candy-...
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Director Hao Wu Accompanies Documentary Screening at Pollock Theater

Recently, UC Santa Barbara’s Pollock Theater screened “People’s Republic of Desire,” a documentary that presents an alternate perspective of China’s livestreaming universe. 
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In Review: Todd Phillips’ Controversial ‘Joker’

Terrifying, devastating and ultimately stunning, “Joker” will probably leave you speechless in the theater seat.
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A Tale of Two Rock Stars

Linda Ronstadt and David Crosby both got the Hollywood treatment this summer. That’s about where the similarities end.
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Artsweek Ranks This Summer’s Blockbusters

Check out this list for the best and worst movies to come out of summer 2019!
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‘Blinded by the Light’: A Brilliant Tribute to the Boss

“Blinded by the Light” reminds all of us to not let the world get us down.
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Tarantino Sends His Love to Hollywood in His Biggest Box Office Opening Yet

A film that mixes fiction with reality, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” stands apart from the rest of the reboots and remakes currently flooding movie theaters.
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The Year of the Musical Biopic

These blink-and-you-miss-them genres will always be a part of film. Right now, we’re in the era of the musical biopic.
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Looking Back on Avatar: The Last Airbender

We all have a tendency, whether we admit it or not, to look back on the past with rose-colored glasses.
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The Downfall of Game of Thrones

The final season makes me wish I had stuck to my anti-”Game of Thrones” convictions.
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Eight Blazin’ 4/20 Movies

To commemorate this stoner holiday, here’s a list of movies about weed and its related adventures, perfect for a night spent with the munchies.
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Profiling Peter Saraf: The Man Behind Little Miss Sunshine

A producer's reflections on the Oscars, mainstream movies and following his passion for film.
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Michael B. Jordan Highlights This Year’s SBIFF

The 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival showcased some of Hollywood’s biggest stars along with award-winning short films and documentaries.
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