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The Big Screen: N. Texas’ New South Asian Film Fest

This week, we talk to the festival’s founder about why the area is actually overdue for a festival like this.

The Big Screen: Going Backstage With ‘Birdman’

This week, we talk to North Texas director Michael Serrecchia – a man who once walked the Broadway boards himself as a member of the original cast of A Chorus Line – to find out how Birdman captures the Great White Way.

The Big Screen: How ‘Theory Of Everything’ Captures ALS

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This week, we talk to the head of the Texas Chapter of the ALS Association to find out how accurately the movie captures the disease.

The Big Screen: Meryl’s Musical Moment

This week, we talk to Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods about Streep’s performance in Into the Woods and about casting the show in her shadow.

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 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.

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