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Movie Review: ‘Tomorrowland’

One of the most clever scenes in Disney’s heavily theatrical, big-budget “Tomorrowland” takes place in a bland-looking high school. As the scene jumps from classroom to classroom, teacher after teacher lecture about resource depletion, unending wars and the overall futile fate of humanity. Read more...

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The Shorttakes Student Film Festival, hosted by Undergraduate Students Association Council Campus Events Commission, will start Thursday. CEC chose 11 finalists from 91 submissions. (Courtesy of Daniela Arguello)
The Shorttakes Student Film Festival, hosted by Undergraduate Students Association Council Campus Events Commission, will start Thursday. CEC chose 11 finalists from 91 submissions. (Courtesy of Daniela Arguello)

Global activist Zainab Khan helped create the documentary "Honor Diaries" about the role of women in Muslim-majority societies. (Courtesy of Zainab Khan)

Q&A: Women’s rights activist discusses film ‘Honor Diaries’

The oppression and hardship that women endure in society, Zainab Khan said, is the largest human rights violation that is happening in our world. Three years ago, Khan, a licensed clinical therapist and global activist for women’s rights, came together with eight like-minded women to create the film “Honor Diaries,” a conversation about the role of women in Muslim-majority societies. Read more...

Global activist Zainab Khan helped create the documentary "Honor Diaries" about the role of women in Muslim-majority societies. (Courtesy of Zainab Khan)

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Movie Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

This kind of excitement must be how everyone felt when “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” came out. Like the first “Mad Max” films, the first “Star Wars” movie redefined what both sci-fi and action could be on the big screen, an instant classic from the day it released. Read more...

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Movie Review: ‘Slow West’

As far as coming-of-age journeys go, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish’s odyssey from the windy highlands of Scotland to the barren plains of Wild West America has to rank as one of the bleakest and most unlikely. Read more...

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Movie review: The Ocean of Helena Lee

“The Ocean of Helena Lee” Directed by Jim Akin and Maria Mckee Shootist Films 2.5 Paws If director Jim Akin intended for his movie, “The Ocean of Helena Lee,” to be an unoriginal and dull parody of Luc Besson’s 1994 drama “Léon: The Professional,” he most certainly succeeded. Read more...

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In a UCLA film class Wednesday, Pixar director Pete Docter discussed animation through the lens of his new film "Inside Out." (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: Pixar director sheds light on animation, upcoming movie ‘Inside Out’

Anyone who loves Buzz Lightyear’s signature line, “To Infinity and Beyond!,” can thank Pete Docter, who contributed “and beyond” to the now-iconic phrase. On Wednesday, Docter gave a guest lecture in a UCLA film class about the animation production process, particularly through the lens of his new film “Inside Out.” Docter has worked at Pixar since 1990, when it was a small company with no major pictures. Read more...

In a UCLA film class Wednesday, Pixar director Pete Docter discussed animation through the lens of his new film "Inside Out." (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)


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