Thursday, May 25, 2017

Film Review: “Their Finest”

During the height of World War II, screenwriters Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) are recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write a morale-boosting film for a war-weary nation...

TV Review: “Samurai Jack” (Season 5)

“Samurai Jack” was a cartoon far ahead of its time with a straightforward story and breathtaking animation unlike any predecessor. These attributes deemed it a unique gem for the modern age, cultivating critical praise...

Film Review: “Cézanne and I”

Perhaps anything really lovely is never left without the concomitant boringness poachers of beauty train themselves to withstand. Placed squarely before beauty’s blushing face, the only thing to do is yawn at her. Maybe...

Retrospective Review: “The Graduate”

One of the defining movies of the 20th century, “The Graduate” celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross, this film was ahead of its time in both...

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017

"Sunday Beauty Queen" In Hong Kong, Filipina domestic workers slave 24/7. They must house themselves with their employers, receive meager wages and have few opportunities to return home to their families. It is never a...

Film Review: “Gifted”

Marc Webb, director of “500 Days of Summer,” excelled with his latest indie drama, “Gifted.” It tells a moving, personal story about the relationship between Mary Adler (McKenna Grace), an intellectually gifted seven-year-old, and...

Film Review: “The Promise”

Taking place in the Ottoman Empire at the start of WWI, “The Promise” centers around Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), a young Armenian man who aspires to be a doctor. In order to fulfill his...

Conversing with Comedians: Pete Holmes & Judd Apatow

Comedy legends Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes were kind enough to grace the UCSD Guardian with their digital presence and meaty answers. Read ahead to learn how these artists — nay, modern philosophers —...

Film Review: “Table 19”

Fantasies of a typical wedding reception bring to mind neatly lined tables, a jolly open bar, a hopefully competent MC and plenty of live music to keep one rocking throughout the night. It is...

Film Review: “Logan”

In the near future, mutants have all but disappeared. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart, iconic as always), and the less-known Caliban (Stephen Merchant) — an albino mutant who can sense and track...

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