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Movie review: ‘Low Down’


Sundance Institute

There are two dramas about jazz currently in theaters, but they couldn’t be more different. Read more

Movie review: ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’


Area 23a

The heartbreak hits early in Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. Read more

Review: ‘Reach Me’


Millennium Entertainment

Reach Me is an indie comedy whose primary virtue is its cast, well-known actors who took small roles on a lark — a chance to play against “type.” Read more

Ride TV trots out shows to larger audience


Ride TV

As a founding shareholder of Fort Worth-based Studios 121, Michael Fletcher has done a lot of video production and cable-TV work during the past several years. One of the people he crossed paths with was Craig Morris, a National Cutting Horse Association of America Hall of Fame rider who hosted a... Read more

Movie review: ‘Citizenfour’



A cool, steady stream of anxiety, Laura Poitras’ documentary Citizenfour draws from the visual language and buggy paranoia of the best-known 1970s political thrillers: The Conversation, The Parallax View... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Way He Looks’


Strand Releasing

It takes roughly five seconds to give in to the charms of The Way He Looks, a beautifully acted and written tale about a blind teenager who falls in love with a classmate. Read more

Five questions with...David Chase


‘Sopranos’ creator concedes he might be interested in a prequel Read more

Actor inspired by Stephen Hawking’s ‘forward’ life


Liam Daniel

On Sept. 7, the very day that James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything, made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the famed astrophysicist was in the news again, the headline in Britain’s Read more

Movie review: ‘Beyond the Lights’


Blackbird Productions

Beyond the Lights is another pain-behind-the-music romance. Read more

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in ‘State of Affairs’


Michael Parmelee/NBC

In a time when many Americans are disillusioned about the government, State of Affairs is a new TV show that might manage to give Washington a good name. Read more

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