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DVD Review: Bernie’s story on film feels odd but engaging

Bernie Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language The lines between comedic drama and documentary seem a little blurred in Bernie. At least, that’s true until we adjust to writer-director Richard Linklater’s unusual approach. Local “interviews” (mostly scripted with co-writer Skip Hollandsworth) are used throughout to narrate this tale of money, murder […]

Q&A: A true-life tragicomedy

The First United Methodist Church of Carthage, Texas plays a big role in the movie Bernie, slated for DVD release on Aug. 21. Skip Hollandsworth, who attends Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, co-wrote the screenplay, based on a true story he wrote for Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. Mr. Hollandsworth spoke by phone […]