Thursday, May 24

Alumna Katie Torpey teaches a screenwriting class at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut. The class aims to teach students how to transform their personal life stories into cohesive film projects. (courtesy of Katie Torpey)

UCLA alumna inspires screenwriters to connect with their own stories in workshop

UCLA alumna Katie Torpey sits bent forward with her eyes closed, elbows resting on her knees, when she listens to people talk about their thoughts. Torpey is not a therapist, but a mentor for her students in a screenwriting class. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Katie Torpey teaches a screenwriting class at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut. The class aims to teach students how to transform their personal life stories into cohesive film projects. (courtesy of Katie Torpey)

Alumna Katie Torpey teaches a screenwriting class at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut. The class aims to teach students how to transform their personal life stories into cohesive film projects. (courtesy of Katie Torpey)


(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

Black Panther: Two Months Later

After decades of pushing for racial diversity, a stellar black superhero took his place among the ones we’re used to seeing on screen – one step closer to a more equitable future for Hollywood. Read more...

Photo: (Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

(Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie review: ‘Rampage’

“Rampage” at least lives up to its title. The science fiction action film displays seemingly endless scenes of gigantic animals destroying buildings, planes and everything else in their paths. Read more...

Photo: (Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Warner Bros. Pictures)


(Courtesy of Quantrell D. Colber/Universal Pictures)

Movie review: ‘Blockers’

“Blockers” is an embrace of female sexuality cleverly woven into a comedic film. Emphasizing social messages and laugh-out-loud jokes alike, the movie revolves around three high school girls who plan to lose their virginity on the night of their senior prom. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Quantrell D. Colber/Universal Pictures)

(Courtesy of Quantrell D. Colber/Universal Pictures)

(courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)

Movie review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’

A morally sound hit man smashes in the skulls of sex traffickers and spearheads Lynne Ramsay’s latest vigilante thriller, “You Were Never Really Here.” Directing the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 psychological thriller “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” the Scottish filmmaker returns to the big screen with a bitingly visceral and visually captivating masterpiece in which Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a traumatized Iraq War veteran, earns his living by rescuing children from the sex trade. Read more...

Photo: (courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)

(courtesy of Alison Cohen Rosa, Amazon Studios)


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