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Survivor Girl

Wendy Orr wrote a story when she was nine years old. Decades later it turned into her 2002 novel Nim's Island, a slim and...

You Can’t Do That

Musical stage shows and films established themselves as massively popular forms of entertainment in the first half of the 20th century, but then in...

Four Day Filmmaking

Four Day Weekend Theater in downtown Fort Worth isn’t usually thought of as a place for hardcore cinephiles, yet on a recent afternoon the...

My Name Is Earl

Kevin Costner has been miscast quite often in his career, but perhaps never more disastrously than in the movie out this week, Mr. Brooks....

Custodial Interference

Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise. To be sure, this film is a...

Custodial Interference

Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise. To be sure, this film is a...

Walking Wounded

Last week when I reviewed Civic Duty, I referred to the difficulty Hollywood was experiencing when dealing with the Iraq war. Home of the Brave...

Iran So Far Away

A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007's best animated film. Honestly, I was pulling for it....

Sundance Kid

On a whim a couple of months ago, the 29-year-old Fort Worth native took a short break from his full-time job as a mechanical...

Body Double

Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes...