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Thursday, July 16th 2020

#OscarsNotSoWhite, For Now

Stephanie Torres The Oscar nominations for 2017 were announced this Tuesday and they showed a dramatically different set of nominees compared to previous years when...

Cassandra Clare and the Chamber of Not-So-Secret Plagiarizing

Shanthi Guruswamy PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR Before Cassandra Clare became popular for her hit series, The Mortal Instruments, she was popular for other reasons — specifically for writing fanfiction...

“Del Playa” Movie Exploits Isla Vista Tragedy

Jennica Martin Staff Writer After years of being delayed due to public outcry and online petitions, the controversial film "Del Playa" was released. "Del Playa" is...

‘Bloody, Violent, and Sexually Disturbing’: “Red Sparrow” is Unforgettable

Addison Morris Staff Writer Francis Lawrence’s spy thriller "Red Sparrow," based on ex-CIA agent Jason Matthews’ 2013 novel, hit theaters March 2. Fans who expect Jennifer...

Crazy Rich Stories in “Crazy Rich Asians”

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor It’s almost impossible to separate “Crazy Rich Asians” from the fanfare that precedes it. As the first Hollywood film to feature an...

Memoir ‘Just Mercy’ Exposes Racial Injustice

Lacy Wright This year’s UCSB Reads choice book Just Mercy is more than just the memoir of one of the country’s most famous living lawyers...

Netflix Presents Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Abhishek Mehra Staff Writer The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been growing exponentially in the last decade. The latest addition to the ever-growing franchise is the Netflix...

27th Annual Reel Loud Film Festival Showcases Fresh Talent and Variety

Minh Hua Campus Beat Reporter UC Santa Barbara’s artistic community gathered at Campbell Hall on Friday to showcase its creative talent through original short films, works...

“The Overnighters” is a Microcosm of Post-2016 America

Emmanuel Alcantar Staff Writer Last Wednesday at Pollock Theater, when the screening of award-winning documentary “The Overnighters” began, the movie seemed as if it were filmed...

“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...