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In the illuminating, absorbing, deeply troubling documentary “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” director Christopher H. Smith tackles a story that became tabloid fodder thanks to some well-known Hollywood players, but that had much deeper implications in terms of priv…

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Philadelphia-based filmmaker Ephraim Asili has been a fixture on the museum and gallery circuit for the past decade with his short films. Now Asili is making his feature-length debut with “The Inheritance,” a wry, earnest, visually striking collection of vignettes set within a fictional inte…

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The ostensible subject of the documentary “Stray” is, as the film’s title suggests, a street dog named Zeytin in Istanbul, a city famous for its many stray dogs and cats — and a law that prevents them from being euthanized or held captive. As filmmaker Elizabeth Lo’s camera, seemingly held a…

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Rosamund Pike delivers a deliciously diabolical portrayal of the ultimate Ice-Cold Girl in “I Care a Lot,” the ironically titled comic thriller by J Blakeson. Pike plays Marla, a legal guardian who makes her living by targeting vulnerable elders, hustling them into nursing homes and fleecing…

Auditions for Theatre Longview’s upcoming production of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” are set for 7 to 9 p.m. today at Grace Crossing United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Hawkins Parkway, in Longview.

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In 2010, ordinary people around the world were invited to film snippets of a single day - July 24 - and upload the results online. That compendium of raw footage, edited into a coherent and unexpectedly moving 95 minutes by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, became the YouTube Orig…

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Regardless of whether it’s freezing or not, cyclists will be out in force Feb. 6 for the 33rd annual Freeze Your Fanny bike ride benefiting East Texas Lightnin’, Gregg County’s Special Olympics team.