filmmaking (31)

It’s one of those Bay Area urban legends high on repetition and low on details — like the Oakland port cranes inspiring “The Empire Strikes Back” (they didn’t) or Julia Child dining at Tu Lan (she did).

“The ‘What’s Up, Doc’ chase scene ruined the Alt

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Disney’s “Cruella” is both a live-action “101 Dalmatians” origin story and an ode to 1970s London. It’s set at the height of the punk rock era, when an “anything goes” mentality ruled music, fashion and makeup. When she took on the job, mak

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Twenty years after “Bring It On” debuted, “Brr it’s cold in here” and “This is not a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy” have shown no signs of being shunted aside from the cultural lexicon.

But in the late ’90s when screenwriter Jessica Bendinger shopped

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Few can argue that Latinos haven’t been greatly underrepresented in Hollywood, particularly at the creative level. A key reason, many say, is an insufficient comprehension of what the terms “Latino” and the gender-neutral “Latinx” mean.

When Hollywoo

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