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Movie review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’


Sundance Selects

It is best to just let yourself get lost in the clouds of Clouds of Sils Maria for a little while. Beautiful as they build then snake through the Engadin valley in the Swiss Alps, they become maddening as they cloak the emotions and ambitions of a middle-aged actress ... Read more

Movie review: ‘See You in Valhalla’


Arc Entertainment

The dysfunctional family comedy centered on a funeral is a cinematic warhorse, dragged into the service of cheap laughs in such films as This is Where I Leave You and Death at a Funeral (the latter of which exists in both a British and an ... Read more

‘Doctor Who’ fans, get ready for WhoFest 2


DFW.com archives

Doctor Who fans understand that the phrase “bigger on the inside” refers to the TARDIS, the contraption that looks like a British police public call-box but is actually the machine tha... Read more

Movie review: ‘After the Ball’

Every girl, Disney has always told us, wants that slipper to fit. And with a new generation indoctrinated thanks to the latest Cinderella, that taste for tiaras isn’t going away any time soon. Read more

Bert Shipp, longtime WFAA reporter, dies at 85



Bert Shipp, who worked at WFAA/Channel 8 for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1999, died Monday night, the station reported. He was 85. Read more

Travel Channel show finds hometown gems


The Travel Channel

While filming a new TV series for Travel Channel, Brian Unger visited Dallas last month and led area residents on a time-warp sightseeing tour of Bonnie and Clyde’s North Texas. Read more

WFAA's Carla Wade recalls OKC bombing that killed her father



April 19 will mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. As usual when there’s a milestone anniversary of a tragedy, the news media provide stories looking back on the event, and on the present of the survivors. Read more

Movie review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’



Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka. Read more

Bill Paxton’s big genealogical dig



There’s an element of risk when investigating one’s family history. Just ask actor Bill Paxton. Read more

Movie review: ‘True Story’


Fox Searchlight

The true story behind True Story is so outlandishly incredible that it seems the work of a fevered screenwriter in the throes of a chemical high: a disgraced New York Times journalist finds out an accused murderer has been parading around ... Read more

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