Friday, October 19

Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. 
(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Alum travels back to his hometown for short film about childhood, trauma

The lead actor in Kris Wilson’s film wanted to know more about the backstory of his character. Wilson explained that his character Prince’s life was difficult in part because his father was in jail. Read more...

Photo: Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. 
(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship.
(Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)

Alumna brings reality to 3D worlds with live-action cinematography

Arem Kim’s interest in animated films was sparked after she watched Disney Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.” The UCLA alumna said she was particularly inspired by the different camera perspectives in “Ratatouille,” enabling her to travel with Remy around the kitchen floor, sewer and streets of Paris, seeing the world through the rat’s eyes. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship. (Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)

UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship.
(Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)

UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

Q&A: Professor discusses involvement in philosophical aspects of ‘The Good Place’

Sharp-eyed fans of “The Good Place” might notice the name of UCLA philosophy professor Pamela Hieronymi listed as “further reading” on a whiteboard in the episode “The Trolley Problem.” It’s not just a coincidence or a reference to her academic work – Hieronymi consulted on the show. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode. (Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

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TV Review: Season two of ‘American Vandal’ doesn’t stink, commentary accurately depicts teens

“American Vandal” combines poop jokes with hard-hitting social commentary in an evolution of the phallic joke legacy that is consistent throughout season one. The second season of the Netflix original series follows amateur detectives Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) as they leave the mostly wrapped up mystery of Hanover High and travel to St. Read more...

Photo: (Photo courtesy of Scott Patrick Green/Netflix)

(Photo courtesy of Scott Patrick Green/Netflix)

Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
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Former UCLA Extension student talks writing a rom-com with a twist for Netflix

Classic John Hughes films are marked by nostalgic high school romance. “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” enters the genre with a technological twist. The film, released on Netflix on Sept. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
(Courtesy of Netflix)

Now starring as Jamey opposite Shannon Purser in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," actor Noah Centineo first made waves as Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
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Q&A: Noah Centineo discusses his favorite movies and chemistry with co-stars

Noah Centineo first captured the internet’s collective heart as Peter Kavinsky in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Now starring as Jamey, a popular yet sensitive jock in “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” Centineo spoke to the Daily Bruin about his new film, adolescent relationships and the appeal of the soulful jock. Read more...

Photo: Now starring as Jamey opposite Shannon Purser in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," actor Noah Centineo first made waves as Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before." (Courtesy of Netflix)

Now starring as Jamey opposite Shannon Purser in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," actor Noah Centineo first made waves as Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
(Courtesy of Netflix)

(Courtesy of Netflix)

Movie Review: ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ continues Netflix’s rom-com winning streak

Netflix continues its summer-long bid for the title of rom-com kingpin with “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” After “Set it Up” was met with wide critical acclaim and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” garnered a mass following within mere hours, it is nearly impossible for “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” to dodge comparison to the precursory films credited with the revival of the rom-com genre. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Netflix)

(Courtesy of Netflix)


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