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Dec. 9, 2023 12:03 a.m.
Film review: A triumph of absurdist fantasy, ‘Poor Things’ delivers Emma Stone at her best

Emma Stone stars as Bella Baxter in the comedic fantasy “Poor Things.” Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the adaptation premiered in theaters Dec. 8. (Courtesy of Yorgos Lanthimos/Searchlight Pictures)

Overflowing with unadulterated animation, “Poor Things” is anything but pitiful.
Sailing onto select screens Friday, acclaimed auteur Yorgos Lanthimos helms the grimly comedic, absurdist fantasy that splendidly adapts Alasdair Gray’s 1990s novel of the same title.

By Daily Bruin Staff


Dec. 6, 2023 12:35 p.m.
Theater review: ‘Dog Man: The Musical’ leaves audiences barking for more

This post was updated Dec. 6 at 7:18 p.m.
Though he’s not quite yet the best in show, Dog Man’s musical debut will leave audiences howling with laughter.

By Victoria Munck


Nov. 3, 2023 12:39 p.m.

Film review: Quietly haunting and eye-opening, ‘Priscilla’ challenges the Presleys’ legacy

This post was updated Nov. 5 at 7:36 p.m.
Sofia Coppola is taking viewers back to Graceland – but from an unprecedented angle.
Known for her intimate style and narratives illuminating women isolated at the hands of imposing men, Coppola tackles one of the most iconic – and detested – women in all of pop culture history in her latest feature film, “Priscilla.” A figure whose story is as intoxicating as it is alarming, Priscilla Presley’s life has only ever been depicted on screen as a B-plot to Elvis’ – until now.

By Maya Rego

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