Monday, September 24


"The Problem with Apu," a 2017 documentary starring comedian Hari Kondabolu, will be screened Tuesday at UCLA. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kondabolu, where students can engage with issues of cinematic racism and stereotyping. (Courtesy of truTV)

Documentary, Q&A aim to discuss South Asian representation in American culture

The massive popularity of “The Simpsons” means the racist stereotypes written into its character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a South Asian convenience store owner, have permeated American culture. Read more...

Photo: "The Problem with Apu," a 2017 documentary starring comedian Hari Kondabolu, will be screened Tuesday at UCLA. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kondabolu, where students can engage with issues of cinematic racism and stereotyping. (Courtesy of truTV)

"The Problem with Apu," a 2017 documentary starring comedian Hari Kondabolu, will be screened Tuesday at UCLA. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kondabolu, where students can engage with issues of cinematic racism and stereotyping. (Courtesy of truTV)

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Movie review: ‘Deadpool 2′

“Deadpool 2” could have stuck in the shadows of its predecessor, but dodged such a downfall, boasting witty remarks all along the way. 20th Century Fox’s Marvel Cinematic Universe endeavor follows mutant superhero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) as he copes with the death of his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and tries to stop a young mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison) from seeking revenge on an abusive headmaster. Read more...

Photo: (20th Century Fox)

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Alumnus Bryce Eilenberg appears as a member of the Pit Crew on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Eilenberg said performing on the show helps him break the mold of his day-to-day aerospace engineering career. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Engineering alumnus drags self out of lab and onto RuPaul’s Drag Race

Bryce Eilenberg’s side job requires him to pose in his underwear in front of a camera. Eilenberg, a 2011 aerospace engineering alumnus, began appearing on the television show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in its seventh season. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Bryce Eilenberg appears as a member of the Pit Crew on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Eilenberg said performing on the show helps him break the mold of his day-to-day aerospace engineering career. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Bryce Eilenberg appears as a member of the Pit Crew on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Eilenberg said performing on the show helps him break the mold of his day-to-day aerospace engineering career. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students from the Film and Photography Society at UCLA shot two films, "Run" and "Wreck," which will be screened May 15 at the Cannes film festival. Both films deal with themes of mental health. (Courtesy of Film and Photography Society at UCLA BTS Team)

Student films to be screened in Short Film Corner of Cannes film festival

UCLA students have joined filmmakers from around the world to showcase their short films at the French Riviera. Two student films, titled “Run” and “Wreck,” found their place in the Short Film Corner, a subsidiary event of the 2018 Cannes film festival that aims to connect industry hopefuls from all over the world. Read more...

Photo: Students from the Film and Photography Society at UCLA shot two films, "Run" and "Wreck," which will be screened May 15 at the Cannes film festival. Both films deal with themes of mental health. (Courtesy of Film and Photography Society at UCLA BTS Team)

Students from the Film and Photography Society at UCLA shot two films, "Run" and "Wreck," which will be screened May 15 at the Cannes film festival. Both films deal with themes of mental health. (Courtesy of Film and Photography Society at UCLA BTS Team)

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Movie review: ‘Life of the Party’

Melissa McCarthy swaps two weeks in Italy for two semesters in college in a failing feminist comedy. “Life of the Party” follows Deanna (Melissa McCarthy), a recent divorcee, as she re-evaluates her life in the aftermath of her ex-husband’s sudden departure to Italy with his new mistress. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Hopper Stone)

(Courtesy of Hopper Stone)



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