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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ demands to be seen

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Magnolia Pictures

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Associated Press

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

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

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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

Agatha Christie fans get another crack at ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

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Agatha Christie Productions and Mammoth Screen

Agatha Christie fans, rejoice! A new, four-hour BBC production of the classic whodunit debuts Monday on streaming service Acorn TV. Read more

‘Neruda’ revives the world of ’40s repression in Chile

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The Orchard

Directors Damien Chazelle ( La La Land) and Barry Jenkins ( Moonlight) have received a ton of attention for their films this year, but there’s another director who has had an equally newsworthy movie season but has flown under many mo... Read more

‘Things to Come’ offers a heady mix of intellectualism and everyday heartache

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Sundance Selects

In Things to Come, Isabelle Huppert plays a chic, sophisticated Frenchwoman who must re-examine her life and identity when she is confronted with pivotal setbacks. It is a story that could be played for flustered comedy or hysterically pitched melodrama, but in Hupper... Read more

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