News and Features

Author Archive

The Big Screen: A Chat With NPR’s Bob Mondello

Categorized Under: Film and Television, KERA Radio reports, Media, The Big Screen No Comments

In this week’s Big Screen, he talks about the challenges of reviewing for radio, why he doesn’t take notes and whether or not he’s looking forward to those pending summer blockbusters.

The Big Screen: High Kicking With The Rangerettes

The Kilgore College Rangerettes have performed at presidential inaugurations, New Year’s Day parades and events across the globe – all in their signature red, white and blue uniforms. A new documentary looks at the history of perhaps the world’s most famous drill team.

The Big Screen: Discussing ‘Dare To Drum’

This week, we talk to the director of the music doc about creating music with both the DSO and Stewart Copeland.

The Big Screen: Dallas Film Fest Preview

This week, we talk about the films we’re most looking forward to, which may be the first time Blythe Danner, Evel Knievel and Dirk Nowitzki have all been mentioned in the same discussion.

The Big Screen: The One-Day Film

This week, we talk to a Dallas teacher who coached ELEVEN student teams through this year’s 24 Hour Video Race.

The Big Screen: Chuck Jones In Fort Worth

This week, we talk about the animator’s lasting legacy, the subject of an exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

The Big Screen: SXSW Films At DIFF

The Big Screen team is just back from covering the festival, and this week we’re talking about films we saw there that will soon play here.

SXSW: Behind The Scenes Of ‘House Of Cards’

Categorized Under: Film and Television, South by Southwest No Comments

Beau Willimon, the brains behind the Netflix hit, explains how the show takes a nuanced approach to diversity – and how he melds the real world with the alternate universe he’s created.

SXSW: David Gordon Green Won’t Be Pinned Down

Categorized Under: South by Southwest No Comments

He’s bounced from indie dramas to stoner comedies. And with his latest effort, he explores the pain of looking back at lost love.

SXSW: Evel Knievel Lives On

Categorized Under: Film and Television, South by Southwest No Comments

The original daredevil gets his due in the documentary ‘Being Evel.’

Page 1 of 37512345...102030...Last »