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Movie review: ‘The Squeeze’

The Squeeze is an old-fashioned tale of gamblers, golfers, the good girl next door and the temptations of the easy life. Read more

Movie review: ‘Desert Dancer’

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Relativity Media

With Iran in the news, the timing of Desert Dancer couldn’t be better. The real-life story of a young man who started an underground dance troupe, despite dancing being forbidden in the Islamic republic, the film is also an extended look into how people live in... Read more

Movie review: ‘Ex Machina’

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A24

Thoughtful science fiction is as rare in film these days as black-and-white or a double feature, something parents fascinate their children with as exotica from a different moviegoing time. Read more

Movie review: ‘Unfriended’

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Universal

Unfriended is clever, energetic and original — and dull, flat and derivative. Read more

Movie review: ‘Child 44’

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The best-selling novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions. Read more

New documentary on Dirk Nowitzki’s career is as charming as the player himself

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Dirk Nowitzki is in the final year or two of his career, so we have likely forgotten how it all began when he came to Texas in 1998. We likely have forgotten that the Mavs had to convince Dirk he could play in the NBA, and that leaving Germany was the right career move. Read more

Movie review: ‘Beyond the Reach’

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Roadside Attractions

The Most Dangerous Game is one of the more enduring thriller formulas. About a big game hunter who longs to take a shot at human beings, “the most dangerous” of all game “animals,” it’s been adapted every few years since Richard Conn... Read more

David Arquette marries former CBS 11 reporter

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DFW.com archives

For most people the big name in the InStyle headline “ It’s Official! David Arquette and Christina McLarty Are M... Read more

Ari Millen’s role clones itself on ‘Orphan Black’

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BBC America

PASADENA, Calif. – Ari Millen’s addition to the second season cast of the critically acclaimed series Orphan Black was not that auspicious. His role as the loyal follower of a religious extremists was good, but it wasn’t expected to last. Read more

Movie review: ‘Seymour: An Introduction’

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Sundance Selects

Ethan Hawke’s documentary on pianist Seymour Bernstein is very much like the sonatas Bernstein plays so beautifully, teaches so insightfully — quietly moving, infinitely deep. Read more

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