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Lisa Kudrow’s ‘Comeback’ has mild laughs



There’s no better evidence of how insular Hollywood is than the steady stream of films and TV shows over the years about the only subject Hollywood really knows well: Itself. Read more

Interview: Christopher Nolan wanted to get facts straight


Melinda Sue Gordon

Quantum physics. Relativity. Event horizons. The laws of gravity. Singularities. Wormholes. The possibility of alternate dimensions. These are not the building blocks of your typical $160 million Hollywood blockbuster, which tends to treat science as a convenient way to explain pesky plot holes a... Read more

'Simpsons' and 'Futurama' worlds collide



The episode airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on Fox. Read more

Lone Star Film Festival sparkles at Bass Hall

Lone Star Film Festival Cliburn


The Lone Star Film Festival celebrated its largest opening night ever on Wednesday at Bass Hall with about 1,000 moviegoers attending the world premiere of Virtuosity, a documentary about the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Read more

Movie review: ‘Interstellar’



The spirit of 2001: A Space Odyssey surrounds Interstellar like a cloud. Read more

Movie review: ‘Virtuosity’

Day 4 Cliburn Final 211


The 2014 Lone Star Film Festival got off to a classy start Wednesday night at Bass Hall with the world premiere of Virtuosity, a documentary chronicling the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which took place at that same venue last year. Read more

Movie review: ‘Laggies,’ starring Keira Knightly and Chloe Grace Moretz



Lynn Shelton’s made-in-Seattle comedy Laggies takes on a rare topic in the movies: a young woman suffering from arrested development; in other words, a woman-child. Read more

Ten movies to see at the 2014 Lone Star Film Festival


Causeway Films

The eighth Lone Star Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night at Bass Hall with Virtuosity, a documentary about the 2013 Cliburn Competition. That’s just the start of a film celebration that crams more than 70 features, documentaries and shorts into five days in... Read more

Naomi Watts loves being funny for a change


The Weinstein Co.

Dressed in an oversized nightshirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new movie, stepping toward a couch where a teenage actor playing her son lay asleep. Read more

Lone Star Film Festival prepares to shine bright


Jack English

Fort Worth’s annual Lone Star Film Festival is burning just a bit brighter this year. Read more

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