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Alumna Chelsea Taylor was cast as Young Girl in "Nocturnal Animals" because the production team wanted redheaded actresses for the film's Western-noir aura. (Courtesy of Matthew Mitchell)

‘Nocturnal Animals’ provides valuable acting experience for UCLA alumna

Chelsea Taylor and Jake Gyllenhaal spent an hour observing two dead bodies. Taylor, a 2013 UCLA alumna, plays the friend of Gyllenhaal’s fictional deceased daughter in the film “Nocturnal Animals.” In the film, his character’s fictional wife and daughter are brutally murdered by bandits; Taylor’s principal moment comes with observing the actor as he grieves the death of his family members. Read more...

Alumna Chelsea Taylor was cast as Young Girl in "Nocturnal Animals" because the production team wanted redheaded actresses for the film's Western-noir aura. (Courtesy of Matthew Mitchell)

Third-year English student Erin Hayes interned at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" during fall quarter. Her duties ranged from watching late night television shows to sorting through fan mail. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)
Third-year English student Erin Hayes interned at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" during fall quarter. Her duties ranged from watching late night television shows to sorting through fan mail. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

University of Massachusetts professor Sut Jhally screened his film "The Occupation of the American Mind" at UCLA on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Sut Jhally)
University of Massachusetts professor Sut Jhally screened his film "The Occupation of the American Mind" at UCLA on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Sut Jhally)

School of Theater, Film and Television executive board member Donna Deitch directed the 1985 film "Desert Hearts," which will be screened in New York for its 30th anniversary. (Courtesy of Terri Jentz)
School of Theater, Film and Television executive board member Donna Deitch directed the 1985 film "Desert Hearts," which will be screened in New York for its 30th anniversary. (Courtesy of Terri Jentz)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)
(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Allied’

“Allied” is Brad Pitt’s worst movie since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The suspenseful war romance brings the tension and the drama with its climactic action scenes, but doesn’t do justice to the love story. Read more...

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Stars Hollow set-up brings ‘Gilmore Girls’ to Dickson Court

Netflix’s revival of the comedy-drama TV show “Gilmore Girls” prompted a recreation of the series’ fictional town of Stars Hollow at UCLA’s own Dickson Court. Fans lined up to take pictures at the iconic gazebo, sip a cup of coffee at Luke’s and walk through Kim’s Antiques in anticipation for the premiere this coming weekend. Read more...

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