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Friday, August 7th 2020

“Bombshell” Director Brings Fox News Scandal From Script to Screen

Raymond Matthews Opinions Editor The film "Bombshell" has received resounding critical acclaim for its authentic, engaging portrayal of the female journalists and news correspondents — namely...

‘Your Name’ in Lights: New Anime Film Sparks Awe Worldwide

Bailee Abell Staff Writer Anime director Makoto Shinkai’s newest film Your Name has been blowing up the box office charts since its release this past summer....

Alcoholism and Masculinity Are the Real Monsters in “Colossal”

Emmanuel Alcantar Staff Writer Imagine: what if the demons from your past materialized and started destroying Seoul? “Colossal” is the story of Gloria, played by Anne...

Demetri Martin Needs to Think Over “The Overthinker”

Spencer Wu Senior Copy Editor Nowadays, stand-up specials aren’t that special. If you peruse Netflix’s comedy section, you’ll see a ton of titles from a number...

‘Straight Outta Compton’’s Message Comes Across Loud and Clear, Despite Muddled Plot

Kyle Roe Copy Editor “You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge,” begins N.W.A’s hard-hitting, largely self-funded, and strikingly relevant biopic Straight Outta...

“Hugh Hefner’s After Dark” Screens at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sabrina Bui Staff Writer Hugh Hefner is nearly synonymous with Playboy, the controversial magazine that has been a comfort for army service people and lonely souls...

Script to Screen: The Universal Messages of “Toy Story 4”

Vanessa Su Arts & Entertainment Editor On Feb. 29, UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) very own Pollock Theater hosted a screening of family-favorite Pixar movie "Toy Story...

Interactive Episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Immerses Viewers

Carmiya Baskin Staff Writer After its final episode aired at the beginning of last year, the...

Simpsons World: Maybe Not The “Worst. App. Ever.”

Coleman Gray Arts & Entertainment Editor Illustration by Amy Chase I wish I could tell you that the new Simpsons website and app, Simpsons World, will change...

“Parasite”: Four Oscars and One Big Step Forward for Asian Cinema

Vanessa Su Arts & Entertainment Editor First introduced to movies through a student film club in Yonsei University, Bong Joon-Ho never expected to share a stage...