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Movie review: ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’


Bleeker Street Media

There is something about Blythe Danner’s on-screen essence that is perfect for the gently aged widow she plays in I’ll See You in My Dreams, her first leading role in years. Read more

Movie review: ‘Felix and Meira’


Oscilloscope Laboratories

The problem with any screen romance between someone from the Hasidic community and an outsider is the limited range of outcomes. Read more

Movie review: ‘Saint Laurent’


Sony Pictures Classics

Saint Laurent is an epic film about the life of the famed fashion designer, a 150-minute immersion into the styles of the 1970s, which look better as time goes on. After all, aside from the 1920s, there was no decade in the last 100 years whose fashion was so distinct... Read more

Movie review: ‘Slow West’



There’s an alien feel to Slow West, an unconventionally conventional Western about a romantic tenderfoot provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled, unsentimental gunman. Read more

ICYMI: WFAA reports on Janet St. James’ cancer battle



Janet St. James, the former WFAA/Channel 8 medical reporter who left the station in March after nearly 19 years at Channel 8, Read more

‘Texas Rising’: Bill Paxton on Sam Houston

Once Bill Paxton landed the role of Sam Houston in Texas Rising, he went into full-on research mode. His process of discovery included a cross-country road trip that allowed him to explore tent-pole moments in Houston’s life. Read more

‘Texas Rising’: Olivier Martinez on Santa Anna

Olivier Martinez, who plays Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in Texas Rising, knows it’s inevitable: Viewers, particularly Texas viewers, are going to hate him. Read more

‘Texas Rising’: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Deaf Smith

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who delivers one of the standout performances in Texas Rising, thinks Erastus “Deaf” Smith deserves better PR. Read more

‘Handi-Capable’ talent contest to hold Arlington auditions


Courtesy of Ronnie Hurst

Ronnie Hurst likes to joke that the photo of him and Rachael Lynee Burns is the “beauty and the beast” photo, then cracks, “but she’s not that bad.” Read more

Oak Cliff Film Festival announces its 2015 lineup


The Oak Cliff Film Festival has been a welcome addition to the DFW moviegoing schedule, slotting films that may not have shown in this area otherwise. That continues June 11-14 with the fifth edition that will showcase such movies as Rick Alverson’s Entertainment Read more

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