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Movie review: ‘Witching and Bitching’


IFC Midnight

Imagine a Pedro Almodovar horror comedy. Read more

Movie review: ‘Coherence’


Oscilloscope Laboratories

If Neil deGrasse Tyson made an indie sci-fi movie, it might be Coherence. Read more

Movie review: ‘Venus in Fur’


Sundance Selects

Vanda stumbles into the theater from off the street, drenched from a French cloudburst. She curses, stumbles about, pleads. Can’t she get an audition? Read more

Television review: ‘Welcome to Sweden’



Welcome to Sweden, the low-key, charming and subtly hilarious 10-episode sitcom executive produced by Amy Poehler, lives up to its title in more ways than one. Based on the real-life adventures of Poehler’s brother, Greg, who moved to Sweden to be with his girl... Read more

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas leads with the best of the East


Asian Film Festival of Dallas

One of the highlights of North Texas’ cinematic summer is always the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, which launches its 13th edition Thursday at the Angelika Dallas. Read more

Television review: ‘Extant,’ starring Halle Berry and Goran Visnjic



If you’ve snagged Halle Berry to star in your new TV drama, what else do you need? Read more

Movie review: ‘Life Itself’



When Roger Ebert died last August of complications from cancer, two directors he had long championed paid their respects. Martin Scorsese said that Ebert’s passing was “an incalculable loss for movie culture and for film criticism.” And Werner Herzog repeated his earlier esti... Read more

Movie review: ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’


It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D’Souza’s rambling, mistitled America: Imagine the World Without Her to get to its real point. There’s D’Souza, arch-conservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed 20... Read more

Movie review: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’


Screen Gems

Deliver Us From Evil takes a very long time to deliver us from dullness. This demonic possession police procedural only gets good and wound up for its third-act exorcism. Read more

Movie review: ‘Earth to Echo’


Relativity Media

Earth to Echo is an engagingly unassuming E.T. knockoff, a kids movie that serves up a similar alien-with-kids story in a Blair Witch/Paranormal shaky-cam package. Read more

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