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‘Julieta’ is Pedro Almodóvar at his best


Manolo Pavón

Awash in color, feminine psychodrama and heightened emotion, Julieta is a classic Pedro Almodóvar film — or, more accurately, a classicized version of the Almodóvar films his fans have come to adore. Read more

‘The Space Between Us’ crash-lands, killing a cool idea


STX Entertainment

The science-fiction teen romance starring Asa Butterfield wastes an intriguing premise. Read more

Bill Paxton has a blast playing dirty in TV version of ‘Training Day’

Training Day

Warner Bros.

When Bill Paxton was a boy, he was a die-hard Clint Eastwood fan. Read more

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ demands to be seen


Magnolia Pictures

“What would James Baldwin have to say about this?” Read more

‘The Comedian’ isn’t Robert De Niro’s best set


Sony Pictures Classics

When The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro as a past-his-prime-time stand-up, is onstage, it generates enough humor to warrant its title. It helps that De Niro’s character, Jackie Burke, gets an able assist from such real-life comedians as Hannibal Buress, Jim ... Read more

All-star Texas film ‘Song to Song’ highlights SXSW lineup


Broad Green Pictures

Terence Malick’s Song to Song, the Texas director’s all-star drama with Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara that’s set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene, will be making its world premiere ... Read more

‘Growing Up Smith’ is a funny trip down memory lane


Michael S. Chandler

At a time when bringing up issues of immigration and race can be the equivalent of dropping a match into a fuel tank, the warmly sweet coming-of-age story Growing Up Smith turns back the clock to a simpler time. Well, it wasn’t really... Read more

How Spiral Diner’s pie became the talk of the Sundance film festival


Andrew Droz Palermo

Not only did a North Texas film cause lots of buzz at this year’s just-completed Sundance Film Festival but a North Texas pie -- yes, pie -- is part of that conversation. Read more

Top 10 things to do: Feb. 3-9, 2017


Associated Press

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

For ‘Hidden Figures’ writer, NASA was in her blood


20th Century Fox via TNS

Allison Schroeder was on the playground in 1986, chasing a friend around the slide, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded. As a first-grader, she was confused by the blast visible from her neighborhood, just 30 minutes south of the launch pad in Cape Canaveral. So she looked toward her teach... Read more

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