Art flows through movements

October 18, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

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Blade Runner: 2049 takes it slow and steady

October 11, 2017

By Russell Zazueta In Blade Runner 2049, it still rains all the time, and the Tyrell Corp. that created the first line of androids called replicants, has long been out of business. Director Denis Villeneuve, who also directed Sicario (2015), does a wonderful job in preserving the heavy-industrial, prison-like world that Blade Runner gave us when it premiered in 1982. The visuals are stunning and the story stays true to…

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Cinema Revisited: Blade Runner

October 11, 2017

Cinema: Revisited is a weekly film critique by film podcasters Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. It’s not, however, just any weekly film critique. Landeros and Buenrostro are reviewing classic films that have been critically acclaimed in the past, but haven’t been examined in recent years. For the month of October, Landeros and Buenrostro will be revisiting Halloween films from different film genres. In collaboration with the release of “Blade Runner…

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Art circulates at VPAM

October 11, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art from all over the world, using a variety of media, are on display and for sale at the Vincent Price Art Museum store. The VPAM store is split into two sections with one curated by an art space in Inglewood called Mandujano/Cell and the other in Los Angeles called Seite Books. Mandujano/Cell is headed by artists Hazel Mandujano and Juan Capistran. “They make some of the…

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Cinema Revisited: Sleepy Hollow

October 5, 2017

Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro The first film for October is the classic-Tim Burton film “Sleepy Hollow” starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. The supernatural-horror film “Sleepy Hollow” is loosely based on the Washington Irving book “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” published in 1820. The story follows Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a constable sent to the small farming town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitation murders of its citizens….

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Unfamiliar mutants shine in ‘The Gifted’

By Frank Portillo “The Gifted” has potential to develop into an interesting look at lesser known X-Men characters with a solid pilot episode. The new series is one of the many comic book shows that have come to television recently. Going up against the other superhero shows that are so popular, “The Gift” finds a way to make its C-list characters worthy of their own show. The show is set…

October 5, 2017
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Sexism loses in ‘Battle’

October 5, 2017

By Frank Portillo Emma Stone delivers a powerful and gripping performance as tennis star Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.” Set in the 1970s, when sexism and homophobia was prevalent in society and media, the film tells a story of dealing with the obstacles that arise from these issues. The film not only focuses on the huge tennis match that took place in the ‘70s between the female…

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VPAM to share altar life at student art show

October 5, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Vincent Price Art Museum will showcase altars of legendary Hispanic icons made by Chicana/o Studies students for Dia De Los Muertos. This is going to be the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Student Altar exhibit that VPAM hosts and the 6th year Chicana/o Studies 54 professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera oversees it. Her class of 36 creates 10 altars for famous Xicano legends such as Ritchie Valens,…

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Cinema Revisited

September 28, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros & Gustavo Buenrostro Cinema: Revisited is a weekly film critique by film podcasters Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. It’s not, however, just any weekly film critique. Landeros and Buenrostro are reviewing classic films that are critically acclaimed, but haven’t been examined in recent years. Each time stamp throughout this commentary is a look inside the reviewers’ critique and will conclude in a final award of popcorn. Five…

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Kingsman plot holes dull ‘The Golden Circle’

September 28, 2017

By Frank Portillo While as entertaining and action-packed as the first, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” contains too many plot holes and becomes too predictable to be a great film. Based on the popular comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the sequel to the 2014 hit follows Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, who is now following in his deceased father’s footsteps as a member of the Kingsman secret service agency. Right…

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