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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

Movie review: ‘Third Person’


The Paul Haggis drama Third Person, like his Oscar-winning Crash, is a series of interlocking stories. Each is fascinating, or at least interesting its own right. Each is cast with more than capable actors. Read more

Movie review: ‘Snowpiercer’


The Weinstein Co.

In different hands, Snowpiercer might have been just another generic action movie. Yet with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho at the helm, it’s instead something more off-kilter and more disturbingly satisfying. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tammy’


Warner Bros.

Like the road trip upon which the titular character embarks, Tammy isn’t quite sure of its ultimate destination. Read more

Review: “Ivory Tower”


Is college, specifically the elite four-year residential model, overrated? Is it worth its ever-increasing cost? Has it been oversold as the key to a child’s brighter future? The stimulating documentary Ivory Tower asks all these tough questions and, most provo... Read more

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