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A Spring Slate of Films

Ah, spring. Here's a few films to look out for in the upcoming season.
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Watch Mikey Alfred’s Colorful ‘Summer of ’17 Episode 2’

The skating and film world merge thanks to the mastermind behind “Illegal Civilization,” director Mikey Alfred.
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Live-Action ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Sacrifices Its Wonder

Fullmetal Alchemist has wonderful characterization, amazing world-building, fun humor and an all-around joyous sense of adventure.
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Donald Glover’s Surreal World of Atlanta

“Atlanta” is nothing like any TV show the world has ever seen before. It takes risks, it immerses the audience and it speaks huge volumes in brief moments.
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Artsweek’s 2018 Oscars Predictions

Artsweek makes predictions for the 90th Academy Awards.
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Marvel Films: From Worst to Best

Over the past 10 years, the MCU has not had a truly terrible movie, though some of them have been fairly lackluster.
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‘Black Panther’ Leaps Its Way to the Top

Ryan Coogler's  "Black Panther" is a film rooted in real-life issues that tells one of Marvel's more grounded stories while being set in an unabashedly sci-fi setting.
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‘Big Sick’ Writers Uncover Their Roots at Script to Screen

The Big Sick champions the romantic comedy genre, delivering humor, heart and reality while simultaneously staying true to its roots.
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Script to Screen: Jordan Peele Discusses ‘Get Out’

To lighten the mood, Peele talked about alternate endings. There were two endings that were filmed: an ending with Chris going to jail and the ending shown in the film. To our surprise, there was one ...
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In Photos: 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Celebrities and media flocked to the Arlington Theatre as the 33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival hit the red carpet.
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2018 SBIFF Virtuosos Awards Shine Bright

The recipients of the 2018 Virtuosos Award provided a fascinating unpredictability that had the audience on edge of their seats, ready to laugh and leaving them reluctant to leave the escape of a Holl...
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The End of the F***ing World: A Teenage Rebellion

At the core of it all, they are two teens struggling with that awkward in between: they’re not quite adults and not quite kids anymore. They’re brimming with a bleak resentment to an awful society...
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‘Loving Vincent’ Captures Van Gogh in Motion

Every single frame in the movie is the work of a team of artists; each minute is comprised of the efforts of hundreds of people working for hundreds of hours.
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‘Marshall’ Tackles Racism with Simplicity and Warmth

Genre-wise, the movie is a simple courtroom drama, reminiscent of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Marshall and Friedman consider all the evidence (or lack thereof) in order to try and prove that their client...
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Creates a New Future from the Same Story

Los Angeles has become a single slab of eternally rain-soaked skyscrapers, the only traces of color coming from gigantic, intelligent holographic advertisements.
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