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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: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

Directors Wes Anderson, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater and David Lowery all hail from Texas. And each has a new movie out in 2018. This week, we preview a very Texas-centric year in the movies.

Dec 20, 2017

For many moviegoers, the holidays are a time to catch up on films you’ve missed. To help you out, this week we talk about the best movies of 2017.

Dec 13, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is easily the most anticipated movie of 2017. And it’s expected to ring up about $200 million in ticket sales on opening weekend. We've seen the film, but don’t worry: No spoilers here - just a conversation about why it all works so well.

Dec 6, 2017

The Shape of Water” - the latest from visionary director Guillermo del Toro - features a monster who’s good and humans who’re the bad guys. This week, we talk about the history of sympathetic monsters - everyone from Frankenstein to the Creature from the Black Lagoon - with SMU film professor Rick Worland.

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