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Chase Wade

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‘Gloria,’ a subtly superb middle-aged comedy

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There’s a simple rule in filmmaking: the main character, whoever it may be, must be likeable. By those standards, Chilean import “Gloria” is a shining success, thanks to a layered and riveting performance from Paulina Garcia as the movie’s middle-aged title ch... More »

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Noir meets coming-of-age in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ film

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On paper, “Kill Your Darlings” should have been a very, very boring movie. The source material is thick; the real life subjects are unknown, at least outside of the hyper-academic world, and the time period in which it’s set isn’t exactly the most compelling t... More »

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John Krokidas talks his ‘killer’ new movie

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  The Beat Generation — a collection of writers that questioned contemporary practices in the 1940s and included the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac — is the primary driving force for the new drama “Kill Your Darlings” and the project’s director, John... More »

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The crazy, creative job of Alamo Drafthouse’s James Wallace

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  James Wallace’s office isn’t like most. For starters, it’s in a bar, but what’s really bizarre is the giant replica robot hand that sits just 30 feet away from his workstation. However, when you’re the creative manager at the newest location of one of the na... More »

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‘We Are What We Are’ fails to frighten

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In a way, Jim Mickle’s new horror film “We Are What We Are” is a lot like Halloween. Both are kind of scary. Both are kind of corny. But let’s just hope that this Halloween doesn’t end as bad as “We Are What We Are.” The movie, which is a remake of a 2010 Mexi... More »

Meadows Museum acquires new additions to collection

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If you haven’t ventured to SMU’s pristine Meadows Museum yet, now there are six more reasons to go. The museum, which houses the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain, has acquired six new paintings and drawings in what is being called a “mileston... More »

‘Don Jon’ delights

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Even though “Don Jon” bills itself as a movie about a man struggling with his addiction to porn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s slick writing, confident directing and pristine acting make it into much, much more. Gordon-Levitt plays the film’s title character, an Ital... More »

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‘Enough Said’ cast makes for lighthearted comedy

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini may not seem like the ideal on-screen couple, but in Nicole Holofcener’s newest project “Enough Said,” the two older actors seem like a match made in movie heaven. In the film, Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorc... More »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks casting, ‘Don Jon’

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  With slicked back hair, chiseled arms and a smirk that makes mothers blush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the Don. “Don Jon” that is. For the first time in the entertainer’s 20-plus year career, JGL — a name bestowed upon him by his throngs of ravenous fans — is g... More »

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‘A Single Shot,’ a trigger-happy thriller

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Much like 2008’s “Winter’s Bone,” Sam Rockwell’s new character piece “A Single Shot” is set against the grit and grime of rural America. Rockwell plays John Moon, a family man whose life is taken for a ride when, while hunting, he accidentally shoots and kills... More »

Fall TV season finds success in comedies

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Sunday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will play host to the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards thus marking the end of the 2012-13 television season and signaling the beginning of a new one. While returning favorites like “Modern Family” and “Parks ... More »