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Movie review: ‘God Help the Girl’


Sundance Institute

The lively, playful, self-aware musical God Help the Girl has such a will-o’-the-wisp quality you fear it will disappear if you attempt to fence it. Writer-director Stuart Murdoch called it “our little hymn to the possibility of healing in music” ... Read more

Movie review: 'Wetlands'


Strand Releasing

The movie Wetlands treats the human body as a metaphorical swamp, oozing with blood, spittle and other secretions and excretions. By my count, at least a half dozen of them are examined in glorious Technicolor in this funny, sweet and filthy German dramedy about a tee... Read more

Roosevelts get the Ken Burns treatment


AP Photo

Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name. Read more

Fort Worth chef takes on the heat of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’



For Kalen Morgenstern, it has all come full circle. Read more

World Trade Center film tells inspiring story of starting over


<137>Photo by <137>Joe Woodhead

There will be a lot of depressing images and stories on television Thursday, the 13th anniversary of 9-11, but one new special aims to provide an elevating antidote on this sad day. Read more

Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

Apple Event

AP Photo

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away. Read more

Look who’s talking: Meredith Vieira



Just when she thought she was out, they pulled her back in. Read more

A preview of 11 films coming to theaters this fall


Melinda Sue Gordon

The slightly cooler temperatures are on the way back, everyone’s back at work, and the kids are back in school. That can mean only one thing: The fall movie season is back, too. Read more

Add 11 more to the list of films to watch for


Alison Rosa

Put away the superheroes. Here are some other films we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more

Arts writers’ picks for the week of Sept. 7

TV-Manhattan Project


1 Manhattan: If you haven’t caught up with this new series on WGN America, you’re missing a well-made period piece inside the Manhattan Project, which gave us the atomic bomb. While it might play a little fast and loose with his... Read more

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