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Keller teacher makes ‘Jeopardy’ tourney finals

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Courtesy photo

After months of study, voracious reading and long hours of practice, Keller High teacher David Clemmons still found plenty of challenges when he appeared on his favorite game show, “Jeopardy.” Read more

‘Finding Oscar’ is a disturbing journey worth taking

So what can we say about a movie such as “Finding Oscar,” a documentary that deserves to be seen, that deals with an important subject, that is intelligently and conscientiously made, and yet will give no pleasure to those who watch it? Read more

Spiral Diner pie movie to make its Texas debut at Dallas film fest

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A24

“A Ghost Story,” the heavily anticipated film from Dallas director David Lowery that stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, will make its Texas premiere at the Oak Cliff Film Festival running June... Read more

‘Guardians 2’ gets stuck in a groove, but it’s still a good time

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Marvel/Disney

When the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out three years ago, it was a minor revelation. Here was a comic-book movie with characters few outside of rabid Marvel fandom knew about that had heart, humor and a cool soundtrack. What’s not to love? Read more

‘Finding Oscar’ is a disturbing journey worth taking

So what can we say about a movie such as “Finding Oscar,” a documentary that deserves to be seen, that deals with an important subject, that is intelligently and conscientiously made, and yet will give no pleasure to those who watch it? Read more

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Wheelmobile to roll into DFW for player search

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Courtesy of Wheel of Fortune

We don’t necessarily connect auto racing with TV game shows, but it turns out that “Wheel of Fortune” has its own set of wheels, and it will be ... well, it probably won’t be racing to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, but it will be there... Read more

Review: Richard Gere shines in ‘Norman’ with best performance of his career

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Sony Pictures Classics

“Norman” is an unquestionably wonderful film braided together from many tones and moods. It offers the qualities of a finely nuanced, funny entertainment with serious moments that are biting without being cruel, poignant without seeming solemn. It has a deceptive, throwaway feel, bu... Read more

‘Olli Maki’ is a delight in black and white

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Sami Kuokkanen

“The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” is a lovely piece of work, a sweet, warmly observed tale overlaid with just the right amount of Scandinavian melancholy, a combination that perfectly suits its quietly engaging protagonist. Read more

Portrait of the artists as engaging young men in ‘Cezanne et Moi’

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Magnolia Pictures

“Cézanne et Moi” captures the world at a crucial pivot point, when art was worth fighting about and had the power to change the world. Read more

‘Citizen Jane’ tells a forgotten story that serves as a cautionary tale

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Sundance Selects

A war broke out in the middle of the 20th century over what urban planning could and should accomplish, a struggle engagingly documented in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.” And it is a kind of war movie, centering on the wildly differing visions of writer and activist Jane Jacob... Read more

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