Film and TV

In Review: “Dolittle”

I had wondered where RDJ would go after leaving a multi-billion dollar franchise; never would I have guessed that the next character he would portray would be Dr. Dolittle.
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Didn’t Make it to SBIFF 2020? Here’s Everything You Missed

Your handy-dandy guide for what happened at SBIFF this year!
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In Photos | Adam Driver at SBIFF 2020

Recently, actor Adam Driver attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to receive the Outstanding Performers Award for his role in "Marriage Story."
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“She’s in Portland” but We’re in Isla Vista: I.V. Makes Cameo in New Indie Film

Skoog’s experience as a student at UCSB and as a resident of Isla Vista inspired Carlini’s decision to include Isla Vista in the film, a location that is difficult to replicate in a Hollywood stud...
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An Ode to the Art of Photography: Capturing Life on Film

You can most definitely get photos that you took on your phone or digital camera printed, but the film process is just an undeniably different and more special experience.
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An Exhilarating Year of Film: The Best of 2019

2019 proved to be a historic year for film.
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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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