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‘Edge of Seventeen’ Showcases Realistic Teen Angst

With her character’s personal problems well established, Steinfeld is able to convey the struggles experienced by average high school students, showing passionate emotions on screen.
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The Ghost in the Hollow Shell of a Movie

“Ghost in the Shell” also tries to distract you from the shortcomings of its plot by shoving enough holograms in your face to make you see binary code.
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UCSB Filmmakers Join Forces with Jack Johnson

Set to a soundtrack by alumnus Jack Johnson, the film will cover four unique students and have their interconnected stories unfold in Isla Vista over the course of their last day of Spring Quarter.
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‘Logan’ is a Movie for the Comic Books

Even though “Logan” faltered in its second half, it is still one of the more enthralling comic book movies to come out recently, as the first half alone transcends the comic book genre.
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‘Get Out’ Conveys a Message Within Horror

The film always maintains a lighthearted and entertaining demeanor, but its acknowledgement of the issue of racial microaggression and even the principle of eugenics is something to stop and think abo...
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Five Directors Honored at SBIFF

The Outstanding Directors Award ceremony was held on Feb. 7, with the Arlington Theatre playing host to such acclaimed filmmakers as Damien Chazelle, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and ...
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SBIFF’s Virtuosos Awards Celebrate Diversity

This year’s Virtuosos Awards ensemble dared to defy the divisions that are often employed within Hollywood and created compelling performances that enticed audiences across countless screens.
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A Moonlit Evening with the Stars of ‘La La Land’

The two stars of “La La Land” had come to receive their Outstanding Performers of the Year Awards alongside their director, Damien Chazelle.
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Hitchcock Channeled Through Music’s Rhythmic Ghost

“Blackmail” is the perfect film for which Michael Mortilla to compose to. Its challenges in balance, from tone to pace, keep Mortilla’s ever changing melody on its toes.
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5 Movies That You May Have Missed in 2016

With the year finally over and Oscar season quickly approaching, it’s important to take a look back at some of the great films Artsweek didn’t have a chance to review, or films you maybe didn’t ...
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‘Arrival’ Makes a Smooth Landing at Pollock

'Arrival' stresses the coming together of people in spite of differences, the circularity and recurring connections of all things.
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‘La La Land’: A Hollywood Story Turned to Cinematic Gold

Los Angeles is essentially its own living and breathing character, leading the audience to believe that the film is as extravagant as the city itself.
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A Rogue New Step into a Larger World

The timing of Carrie Fisher's death has caused Leia's appearance at the film's end to transform from something that, upon first viewing, just served as a nostalgia-tickling moment but turned into some...
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‘Jackie’ Highlights the Horror of Making History

There is no way to escape Jackie’s situation, and we as an audience are stuck with her in this disturbingly surreal hell.
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‘Moana’ is a Vibrant Disney Masterpiece

Moana is strong-willed and cares for her people, willing to take any risk she can when setting out on the open sea.
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