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The Big Screen: Linklater’s Fantastic ‘Boyhood’

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Austin director Richard Linklater is known for Dazed and Confused and Before Sunrise – films that take place over a single day. But his new film, called Boyhood, unspools over the course of 12 years. And that’s also how long it took to make. This week, we explain why it was worth the wait.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Asian Film Festival Of Dallas

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The 13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas begins its eight-day run at the Angelika Film Center on Thursday night. This week, we get a preview from Steve Carlton, one of the event’s founders and chief programmers.

The Big Screen: Patriotic Movies For The 4th Of July

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The forecast for the 4th looks hot and humid. You could melt along a parade route or sweat it out over a hot grill. Or you could stay comfortably cool on the couch with a stack of movies.

The Big Screen: Talking ‘Hellion’ With Kat Candler

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This week, we talk to Kat Candler about how teaching film students makes her a better director and about working with Aaron Paul fresh off of Breaking Bad.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Oak Cliff Film Festival

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The Oak Cliff Film Festival opens tonight at the Texas Theatre. It’s the third year for the festival, and this week we talk to two of its programmers about a few of the repertory films they’ve included in this year’s event.

The Big Screen: Visiting Pandas In China

This week, we discusses a documentary playing this summer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science about efforts in China to introduce pandas back into the wild.

The Big Screen: Gary Cogill On Leaving The Critic’s Life To Enter The Movie Biz

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The longtime WFAA movie critic talks about making the jump from reviewing movies to producing them and about Words and Pictures – a film he produced that’s out this week.

The Big Screen: AMC’s ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Returns to 1980s Dallas And The Silicon Prairie

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This week, we talk to Chris Cantwell, the Plano native who created the series, about why stories of computers have entered the zeitgeist.

The Big Screen: Talking Animation With Spike of Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation

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Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation has brought cutting edge cartoons to theaters for more than 30 years. The festival hits the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff this weekend, and to preview it, we placed a call to Craig Decker, a.k.a. the Spike of Spike and Mike.

The Big Screen: Big Thoughts On ‘Particle Fever’

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For 40 years, physicists worked to identify the Higgs particle, which would help them to better understand the formation of the universe. That quest is the subject of the documentary Particle Fever, which opens Friday.

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