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Q. The Great Symphony is great in many ways, including length. There are so many moments of lovely melody. It seems like this piece presents a challenge in that there is so much to manage — just as stage or movie directors have to work to make some plays seem like one dramatic work, rather t…

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It’s usually a bad sign when half of Hollywood’s A-list actors circle a project and then drop out. Everyone from Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Casey Affleck, and Mahershala Ali were at once attached to “Triple Frontier.” Writer/director J.C. Chandor has made 4 movies, 3 of them have been about corr…

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If you like romance and comedy, here’s your chance to see the award-winning romantic comedy “The Rainmaker,” by N. Richard Nash at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

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Irish director Neil Jordan is a bit unpredictable when you sit down for his films. “The End of the Affair” was unpredictably sexual, “The Brave One” outrageously violent and suspenseful, even his vampire flick “Byzantium” gave the genre a completely different perspective. His latest thriller…

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Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying the first full weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston, which officially kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Ceremony in front of The Tremont House at 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row in Galveston.

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Can a film be both really good and yet stereotypical in every way? “Arctic” is the best film of 2019, so far. The survival thriller received a ten-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, but there isn’t much to celebrate in this compact 90-minute thriller that you can’t find els…

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I hope you have your ticket to the Rotary Club of Texas City’s annual Mardi Gras Mainland Gala set for 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Doyle Convention Center at 2010 Fifth Ave. N. in Texas City.

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There is an emerging trend in the film industry of remaking and Americanizing foreign films for the U.S. market. Of course this is nothing new, it’s been happening for decades, but never in such large numbers. The level and quality of foreign films is what has changed, as seen in the 2018 Ac…

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Tickets are moving fast — and are limited to 65 persons per show — for the Broadway suspense/mystery thriller “Night Watch,” which make its debut Feb. 1 at Bay Area Harbour Theater at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

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Instead of offering up another film review for a mediocre January release, lets take a look at the 91st Oscar nominations that were unveiled Tuesday morning, what’s going to happen this Sunday at The Screen Actors Guild Awards and what insights attending this year’s Critics Choice Awards gave me.

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If you have ever watched or been that child who bangs his toys together out of pure destruction, out of boredom or just being done with those particular toys, you can imagine what “Glass” is like through an adult prism. Writer and director M. Night Shyamalan is a polarizing filmmaker whose c…