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‘20th Century Women’ a good film for the 21st

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A24

Set in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1979, the easygoing, wonderfully acted 20th Century Women is a movie about a boy and the estrogen in his life. The boy comes from writer-director Mike Mills’ memories of growing up in a benevolent, amorphous, vexing, highly stim... Read more

Wahlberg to the rescue (again) in ‘Patriots Day’

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Lionsgate

Patriots Day, Peter Berg’s film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, lands with all the subtlety of one of the deadly explosions that claimed three lives and injured 264 others. Read more

Neil Patrick Harris goes undercover in new Netflix series ‘Unfortunate Events’

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Netflix

Is there anything that Neil Patrick Harris cannot do? Read more

DFW South Asian Film Festival expands to Fort Worth, Frisco

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Michael S. Chandler

The DFW South Asian Film Festival doesn’t return until March 3-5 at the AMC Village on the Parkway in Addison but those on the western side of the Metroplex get a bit of a sneak peek on Feb. 1. That’s when the festival is spons... Read more

Golden Globes go gaga over ‘La La Land'

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NBC via AP

La La Land steamrolled through a Jimmy Fallon-hosted Golden Globes that mixed the expected, Champagne-sipping Hollywood celebration with often-voiced concern over President-elect Donald Trump. Read more

Fans, celebs share spotlight in ‘Big Fan’

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ABC

There is a fine line — also, just four letters — separating a fan from a fanatic. Read more

‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ release pushed to October

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Paramount

Same Kind of Different As Me, the film based on the bestseller about the late Fort Worth homeless man Denver Moore and international art dealer Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, who befriended him, has been pushed back from its Feb. 7 release date to Oct. 12. The film, ... Read more

When ‘A Monster Calls,’ don’t be afraid to answer

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Quim Vives

From its elegant title to its unexpectedly edgy tone, A Monster Calls makes its own way. There is magic, real magic here, and if it doesn’t manifest itself in every frame, it’s just going to have to be that way. Read more

Debbie and Carrie, together till the end, in ‘Bright Lights’

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AP archives

It wasn’t supposed to air until next spring, but HBO moved up the film’s broadcast after its subjects died just a day apart. Read more

Wave of Asian films lands in DFW

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CJ Entertainment

Dallas-Fort Worth fans of Asian films are going to be kept busy over the next couple of weeks as a mini-wave of Asian cinema is washing up on our landlocked shores. Here’s what’s coming. Read more

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