Saturday, February 17

Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she is trying to show the reality of relationships in her new film "Reunion." During the movie, the main character pursues her high school crush only to find that the relationship she dreamed of might not work out like she thought. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Student film highlights realistic imperfections of romance

Relationships don’t always have happy, magical endings. Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she hopes to show the reality of relationships and break free from Hollywood’s glamorized portrayals of romance in her short film “Reunion,” a 10-minute film she shot over the weekend for a class project. Read more...

Photo: Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she is trying to show the reality of relationships in her new film "Reunion." During the movie, the main character pursues her high school crush only to find that the relationship she dreamed of might not work out like she thought. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Marnie Salvani, a graduate directing student, said she is trying to show the reality of relationships in her new film "Reunion." During the movie, the main character pursues her high school crush only to find that the relationship she dreamed of might not work out like she thought. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

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Reel Representation: Diversity can revitalize Hollywood’s routine of remakes, reboots

Another day, another remake. Sometimes it seems like Hollywood is relying on sequels and reboots to make up for its lack of original content. In recent years, the film and TV industries have produced remakes of everything from action films like “The Mummy” to sitcoms like “Will & Grace,” with more projects on the horizon. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’

The family of a woman’s dead partner attempts to steal more than just her dog in “A Fantastic Woman.” Directed by Sebastián Lelio, “A Fantastic Woman” is a Chilean Spanish-language film that tells the story of a transgender woman named Marina (Daniela Vega) whose partner, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies of an aneurysm. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

(Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)



Liang Zhao, Golden Zhao and Jessie Lee (left to right) worked together on a 30-second Coca-Cola commercial as part of the Coca-Cola and Regal Films student filmmakers contest. Their commercial focuses on the magical moment in a theater when a movie starts playing, Golden Zhao said. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Film students take on challenge to capture moviegoing magic in 30 seconds

Dangling a camera from a crane in the middle of a movie theater is part of a normal day for UCLA Coca-Cola advertisers Jessie Lee and Golden Zhao. Read more...

Photo: Liang Zhao, Golden Zhao and Jessie Lee (left to right) worked together on a 30-second Coca-Cola commercial as part of the Coca-Cola and Regal Films student filmmakers contest. Their commercial focuses on the magical moment in a theater when a movie starts playing, Golden Zhao said. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Liang Zhao, Golden Zhao and Jessie Lee (left to right) worked together on a 30-second Coca-Cola commercial as part of the Coca-Cola and Regal Films student filmmakers contest. Their commercial focuses on the magical moment in a theater when a movie starts playing, Golden Zhao said. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)