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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.

The Big Screen: ‘Interstellar’ Resurrects 35mm

Interstellar, the highly-anticipated new film from director Christopher Nolan, hit theaters this week. And depending on where you see it, the movie might have a different look. This week, we talk to Barak Epstein of the Texas Theatre for a primer on the differences between 35 mm and digital.

The Big Screen: Lone Star Film Fest Preview

The Lone Star Film Festival opens in Fort Worth next week. And among the 30 movies playing are a couple with serious Oscar buzz. This week, we talk to festival director Alec Jhangiani for a preview.

The Big Screen: ‘Listen Up Philip’

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In Listen Up Philip, Jason Schwartzman is a novelist who uses his professional struggles as an excuse to alienate everyone in his personal life. The film was developed by the North Texas production company Sailor Bear, and this week, we talk to one of its principals – James Johnston – about what it took to make the movie.

The Big Screen: A Chat With Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer is known for his part in bringing This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind, The Simpsons and other comedies to the world. This week, we talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in town to accept VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award.

The Big Screen: VideoFest Picks

More than 100 features, narratives and documentaries will screen at this year’s VideoFest, which kicks off tonight with a live-scored performance of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger. So this week, we wade through the lineup to offer a few suggestions.

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