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The Big Screen: How ‘Still Alice’ Nailed Alzheimer’s

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This week, we talk about how the disease is portrayed in the film with one of Dallas’ leading doctors for Alzheimer’s patients.

The Big Screen: What ‘Whiplash’ Gets Wrong

To begin our Oscars series, John Murphy, chair of UNT’s jazz studies division, stops by to talk about Whiplash. Let’s just say he’s not a fan.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Dallas Medianale

This weekend, the Dallas Medianale will show movies like you’ve likely never seen. Video art, experimental short films and intermedia performances will all be part of the event. This week, we talk to Bart Weiss of the Video Association of Dallas about what to expect.

The Top 10 Films Of 2014

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Boyhood made a splash way back at January’s Sundance Film Festival. And it held on through the year to claim 2014’s top spot.

The Big Screen: ‘American Sniper’ Captures Battles At Home And Abroad

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In American Sniper, Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the Texan known as the most lethal marksman in military history. This week, we talk about how the film captures Kyle at both his bravest and most vulnerable.

The Big Screen: Why ‘Boyhood’ Is Best

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This week, to put a cap on the year, we talk about why a film released over the summer has proved to be the year’s best.

The Big Screen: How To Build A Time Machine

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This week, we talk to the man who runs Bob’s Prop Shop, which specializes in re-creating iconic cars from movies and television. The operation is the subject of a new reality show airing Tuesdays on the Reelz channel called Screen Machines.

The Big Screen: Steve Nash’s Glory Days

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This week, we put on our No. 13 Mavs jerseys and talk about Steve Nash’s legacy, which is on display in the documentary ‘Nash.’

The Big Screen: Inside The Found Footage Festival

The programmers of the Found Footage Festival pour through all the VHS tapes they can get their hands on in a search or the best of the worst. No aerobics instructor, corporate trainer or public access TV host is safe. This week, we talk to one of the festival’s founders about why these terrible videos are so much fun.

The Big Screen: The Beauty of ESPN’s 30 For 30

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Dallas native Thaddeus Matula has directed a pair of documentaries that have aired as part of ESPN’s 30 For 30 series – Pony Excess and Brian and the Boz. This week, we talk to him about how the films put human faces on sports figures.

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