Friday, November 24

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Movie review: ‘Coco’

  Death comes to life and life comes to death in Pixar’s latest animated film “Coco.” After a subpar “Cars 3” release, Pixar returned to its former glory with “Coco,” a film featuring exceptional animation, complex characters and hard-hitting themes about love, loss and legacy. Read more...

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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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Movie review: ‘Justice League’

“Justice League” takes the stereotypical, end-of-the-world superhero movie plot and manages to make it even more predictable. With an overly straightforward plot, “Justice League” is the most recent film in the DC Extended Universe following the release of the critically acclaimed “Wonder Woman.” Although the film does adopt some of the strong humor and plot development that made “Wonder Woman” so successful, “Justice League” certainly does not do justice to the standard set by the earlier release. Read more...

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Vincent Blake collaborated with film and theater students for his short musical film “Partying With Communists.” The film, which is set in Hollywood during the Red Scare, tells the story of an actress who was blacklisted by her director because she refused sexual advances. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Vincent Blake collaborated with film and theater students for his short musical film “Partying With Communists.” The film, which is set in Hollywood during the Red Scare, tells the story of an actress who was blacklisted by her director because she refused sexual advances. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sionne Elise, a fourth-year theater student, had her film debut in the indie film "Knowing Nothing Cold," which was directed by Jeff Kao. The film will screen Saturday at the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)
Sionne Elise, a fourth-year theater student, had her film debut in the indie film "Knowing Nothing Cold," which was directed by Jeff Kao. The film will screen Saturday at the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched at UCLA on Nov. 1. Raghav Ravichandran, the video manager of the festival, said the event provides students with cameras, equipment and laptops to encourage more inexperienced filmmakers to participate.
Campus Movie Fest, a nationwide film festival that gives college students the opportunity to create and submit their own original short films, launched at UCLA on Nov. 1. Raghav Ravichandran, the video manager of the festival, said the event provides students with cameras, equipment and laptops to encourage more inexperienced filmmakers to participate.

Third-year theater student Kelsey Kato (left), Zachary Dushenko (center) and Jessie Guthrie (right) are a part of graduate student Joe Samaniego's play "Me, Myself and the Apocalypse." (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)
Third-year theater student Kelsey Kato (left), Zachary Dushenko (center) and Jessie Guthrie (right) are a part of graduate student Joe Samaniego's play "Me, Myself and the Apocalypse." (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)


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