Monday, December 17

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Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ a rich feast for Potterhead eyes

Gellert Grindelwald’s quest for a pure-blood wizardry regime makes it clear that “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is not for Muggles or No-Majes. Only diehard “Harry Potter” fans will delight in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s nostalgic resurgence, the charming wit of young Albus Dumbledore and the immortal presence of infamous alchemist Nicolas Flamel. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

(Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: Fans of The Dude take it easy in screening of ‘The Big Lebowski’

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)


Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

After Dark: Tamales, live music set ambiance for ‘¡Three Amigos!’ screening

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offer late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)

Female directors discuss redefining representation in filmmaking at panel

Women are taking their stories back. Frustrated by being misrepresented in film productions dominated by men, women are fighting back by replacing them in every level of the industry, said Harrison James, director and Girl Trip co-founder. Read more...

Photo: The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)

The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)

Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumni’s short film questions intersection of art, social activism

Art for art’s sake has been a long-standing debate. UCLA alumni Leland Frankel and Venk Potula dissect this issue in their new short film “Woke.” The two created the film using a script originally intended for a playwriting competition in New York City. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)



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