Film awards season is here and one of the most talked-about films is “Nomadland,” directed by Chloé Zhao. Academy Award winner Frances McDormand plays Fern, a woman who loses her house and her family and decides to start a journey to the western United States, living as a modern nomad in her van.
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Image Courtesy of the BSA This years Oscar nominations are so refreshing and diverse coming off last year’s “Oscars so White” scandal. As a young actress of color, this is so empowering and motivating to see. Often, I get asked what my “type” is, meaning which actresses with whom I compare. That question has always […]
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Photos by Carissa Mosley Pepperdine alumnus Taylor Johns has been nominated for an Oscar for his documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” which is to be shown at the Reelstories Film Festival on Jan. 30. Johns graduated from Pepperdine in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Sports Medicine with an emphasis in […]
Photo Courtesy of Prayitno//Creative Commons With the Oscars around the corner, many people in the country wait with bated breath to see which actors, directors and films will be exalted by the Academy. A night of highest recognition, films reaching the level of even a nomination must be poignant, thought-provoking, historically or contemporarily illuminating, or […]