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The Big Screen looks in-depth at the most interesting new release in theaters each week. We also have a weekly conversation with a major movie star or mover-and-shaker in the North Texas film scene and we highlight movies and DVDs to watch this weekend. The Big Screen is hosted by Chris Vognar, movie critic for The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) and Stephen Becker, reporter for Art and Seek, from KERA (artandseek.org).
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
The conversation around this year’s Academy Awards has centered on the lack of minority nominees. The ballot is also short on nominees with Texas ties. Nevertheless, we wrap up our Oscar preview series with a chat about whose names will be called to the stage on Sunday. Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen […]
Feb 17, 2016
In the Oscar-nominated “Spotlight,” a team of investigative reporters puts together the pieces of a church abuse scandal in Boston. As an investigative reporter for “The Dallas Morning News,” Brooks Egerton covered a similar story happening at the same time here in North Texas. This week, we continue our Oscar preview series with a conversation […]
Feb 10, 2016
In “The Danish Girl,” Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne begins the film as Einer, a handsome young man, and ends the story as Lily, a woman. Leslie McMurray is a Dallas transgender woman who knows what it’s like to make that change. This week, we continue our Oscar preview series by talking with her about how […]
Feb 4, 2016
We continue our Oscar preview series by talking about the science of “The Martian” with Mustapha Ishak, an astrophysicist at UT-Dallas.
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