Film & TV

In Review: Tom Cruise Is Flying High in “Top Gun: Maverick”

After more than 30 years waiting in the wings (so to speak) Tom Cruise reprises his role as lovably rebellious fighter pilot, Maverick, in the sequel to the beloved 1986 classic, “Top Gun.”
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Five Summer Films to Watch Once School Ends

As the school year comes to the close, here are five iconic summer films to watch! 
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In Review: The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe Lives On in “The Unheard Tapes”

“The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes” absorbs viewers who may be interested in history, Hollywood or just casual enthusiasts of conspiracies.
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Student Film “Figment” Explores the Absurd and Surreal

Stay tuned this summer for the release of an all-UC Santa Barbara student-led film called “Figment," an absurdist comedy about someone who realizes they’re living inside someone else’s dream.
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In Review: “Killing Eve” Season 4, A Crushing Ending for a Riveting Series

BBC America’s spy-thriller “Killing Eve” has finally come to an end with its fourth and final season after a four-year-long run. In this season everything comes to a head in a disappointing end.
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Originality is Back: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is an Instant Classic in all Universes

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” takes the done-to-death multiverse movie and gives it a revamping that major movie studios have yet to do.
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“Murder In Paris”: A Story of International Intrigue Comes to the Carsey-Wolf Center

The 2021 documentary “Murder in Paris: The Assassination of Dulcie September” documents the life and mysterious death of the eponymous South African activist.
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In Review: The Rollercoaster That Was “Euphoria” Season Two

Although “Euphoria” was not as talked about as it is now when it first aired back in 2019, the show still received many good reviews and Emmy nominations.
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“Survivor: 41” Review: Advantage-geddon Hinders a Likable, Diverse Cast

A year and a half after the end of last year’s mega-season “Winners at War,” a new Sole Survivor has been crowned.
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In Review: Dasha Nekrasova’s Debut Feature “The Scary of Sixty-First” Is Undeniably Intriguing Yet Ultimately Disorienting

“The Scary of Sixty-First,” is a psychological thriller that explores the disempowerment that can result from uncovering atrocities as horrific as those committed by Epstein.
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In Review: “Tick, Tick… Boom” is a Love Letter To Jonathan Larson and All Creatives

“Tick, Tick… Boom” revitalizes one’s creative nature, validates the idea of pursuing your passion and urges the audience not to give up just yet: There’s more to come. 
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Artsweek Picks: The Buzziest Coming Attractions of Fall 2021

Here is Artsweek’s selection of upcoming movie releases you should check out in the coming weeks! 
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In Review: “The White Lotus” Turns Paradise Problems Into Hit HBO Drama

The show is a slice of life during a week at a beach resort in Hawaii, where a gaggle of rich guests arrive and immediately cause trouble.
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In Review: Shyamalan Delivers Silly Thrills in “Old”

Shyamalan’s fans, as well as moviegoers simply looking for a fun way to spend a fully engrossing 108 minutes, will be pleased.
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Announcement of “Deltopia” Film Is Met With Community Backlash

The opinions of actual UC Santa Barbara students and I.V. community members have undermined the directors’ “as honest as possible” approach.
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