Thursday, May 23




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Movie review: ‘The Commuter’

“The Commuter” feels like a familiar face you would see every day on a bus ride home. Starring Liam Neeson, the film marks the actor’s fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra, and echoes their last transit-based thriller, “Non-Stop.” In both films, Neeson’s character receives instructions via his cell phone that threaten the safety of other passengers in a race against time. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jay Maidment)

(Courtesy of Jay Maidment)


Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus helps direct play that aims to normalize transgender identity

Shen Heckel didn’t get the lead in “Rotterdam,” but the opportunity to work on a play about transgender identity made him determined to join the production. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Shen Heckel helped direct the play "Rotterdam," which is about two women in a relationship who must redefine their relationship when one of them comes out as transgender.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumnus Jesus Martinez worked as the layout and animation manager on the film "Coco." Drawing on his knowledge of Mexican culture, Martinez shared with his crew details and materials such as videos that would increase the cultural authenticity of the film. (Photo courtesy of Debby Coleman, illustration by Amy Fang/Daily Bruin illustrator)

Q&A: Alumnus describes working on “Coco,” seeing self represented on film

Jesus Martinez knew instantly that he wanted to work on “Coco” – it was one of the first times he saw a character on the big screen who looked like him when he was a kid. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Jesus Martinez worked as the layout and animation manager on the film "Coco." Drawing on his knowledge of Mexican culture, Martinez shared with his crew details and materials such as videos that would increase the cultural authenticity of the film. (Photo courtesy of Debby Coleman, illustration by Amy Fang/Daily Bruin illustrator)

UCLA alumnus Jesus Martinez worked as the layout and animation manager on the film "Coco." Drawing on his knowledge of Mexican culture, Martinez shared with his crew details and materials such as videos that would increase the cultural authenticity of the film. (Photo courtesy of Debby Coleman, illustration by Amy Fang/Daily Bruin illustrator)


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