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A deluge of drama in ‘Hell or High Water’


CBS Films

Texas is as much a riveting character in the fascinating crime drama Hell or High Water as the brothers turned bank robbers at its heart or the laconic lawman who coolly follows them across the sun-hardened landscape like a hunter on the trail of his next kill. Read more

Magical ‘Pete’s Dragon’ reboot takes flight


Walt Disney Studios

Pete’s Dragon is a warm cup of cocoa and a hug from Robert Redford at the end of the summer. Read more

‘Equity’ adeptly puts women in the center of a financial drama


Sony Pictures Classics

The world of investment banking and the intrigue that surrounds an initial public offering have provided fodder for a number of recent movies. But Equity is the first to be directed by a woman, to be written by women and to place three actresses in the principal roles... Read more

Fort Worth man’s film inspired Streep’s Florence Foster Jenkins


BBC Films via TNS

When Donald Collup attended the London premiere of the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, he was invited to the after-party where, eventually, he was introduced to the movie’s star, Meryl Streep. She was off to another, well, somewhere, but during the hustle of the... Read more

Trinity Valley teen’s feed-the-hungry efforts get nod from Nickelodeon



Will Lourcey says getting the star treatment on TV is fun and exciting. But the 13-year-old go-getter, who will be profiled in an episode of Nickelodeon’s The HALO Effect, isn’t in it seeking a... Read more

Magnolia Silos complex is Six Flags of shiplap

Magnolia Market

Special to the Star-Telegram

Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper, Waco has become a major shopping destination. Read more

UT Tower shooting leads off Tamron Hall’s ‘Guns on Campus’ debate


Investigation Discovery

Tamron Hall isn’t content just to examine both sides of the polarizing campus-carry debate. Read more

‘Indignation’ offers stellar adaptation of Philip Roth’s bittersweet novel


Roadside Attraction

Indignation tells a very particular story, one that’s bittersweet, heartbreaking and bleakly comic all at once, and it gets it right. Read more

Powerful ‘Gleason’ chronicles one athlete’s battle with ALS


Amazon Studios

Two summers ago, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the internet by storm, raising millions for a disease that, before all those dousings, mostly flew under the radar. Read more

Fort Worth man aims for top of ‘The $100,000 Pyramid’



Fort Worth resident Bob Hagh may be at least $100,000 richer come Aug. 14. Read more

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