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Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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Dead zone

In 'Time Expired,' death is closer than ever ... partly because the entire indie comedy was locally lensed.


Features

Mia Ledet
If you were to suddenly have an expiration date stamped on your life, one of the first things you might do is frantically piece together a bucket list. Skydiving, travel destinations and a load of apologies commonly top this sort of document, but parking meter attendant Randall Zimmerman’s is much smaller and far less intricate.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Six flicks not to miss at deadCENTER

There’s ‘Beauty’ through that ‘Keyhole.’


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Phil Bacharach and Rod Lott

deadCENTER Film Festival
Wednesday-Sunday
downtown Oklahoma City
deadcenterfilm.org
246-9233

 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Direct hits at deadCENTER

Five directors spill the ‘reel’ behind-the-scenes stories of their Oklahoma-related movies, all showing at the deadCENTER Film Festival.


Features

Phil Bacharach and Rod Lott
deadCENTER Film Festival
Wednesday-Sunday
downtown Oklahoma City
deadcenterfilm.org
246-9233
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bill will

Two local screenwriters score a dream star and director to turn their spec script into reality: Oscar nominee William H. Macy.


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Rod Lott
To get a film project going, Hollywood typically requires things like an agent, deep pockets and residency on the coast.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Feminine frames

The female experience is featured at Lunafest, a film festival by, for and about women.


Features

Christina Nihira
Lunafest
6 p.m. Friday
Lyric Theatre
1727 N.W. 16th
lunafest.org
$15-$35
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crime time

Private eyes, policemen and public citizens navigate the shadow of film noir in a festival of the hardest boiled in Hollywood history.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Film Preservation Festival
Thursday-Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

‘Royal’ treatment

The Freemasons, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite are subjects of a documentary being shot in part in Guthrie.


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Mia Cantu
Freemasonry is the world’s largest and oldest fraternity, which some believe dates as far back as the construction of King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. It is based off the belief that every man is responsible for making the world a better place.
 
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Statuesque

Oklahomans in the movie biz share who they'll be rooting for during the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brief encounters

In honor of this year’s batch of Oscar-nominated shorts showing at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, we bring you short reviews of each.


Features

Rod Lott
Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films
5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

‘Slow’ your roll

Life imitates art at The Conservatory, where a documentary about Southern metal will screen before a concert.


Features

Matt Carney

Slow Southern Steel
8 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10 advance, $12 door

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reel good

What do sex addicts, teen assassins and stunt drivers have in common? They sure impressed Oklahoma Gazette’s film critics this year.

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oklahoma film critics group names ‘The Artist’ best film of 2011

George Clooney, Michelle Williams take top acting honors.


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Gazette staff
The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the statewide group of professional film critics, has announced its sixth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, giving top honors to the “The Artist,” a black-and-white, silent film that speaks volumes about movies and the people who make and watch them.
 
Friday, December 23, 2011

Brevity, thy name is Sundance

See seven stories for the price of one in this year’s crop of shorts from the Sundance Film Festival.


Features

Rod Lott
2011 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The wizard of gore

B-movie legend Herschell Gordon Lewis, the ‘Godfather of Gore,’ got his start in the Sooner State.


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Rod Lott
In 1963, American moviegoers got a glimpse of something they had never seen before: a madman pulling out a screaming woman’s tongue, in bright-red detail.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creature of the note

To help sell the scares of ‘Nosferatu,’ the key is live organ accompaniment at the University of Oklahoma.


Features

Rod Lott

Nosferatu

8 p.m. Friday
Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
500 W. Boyd, Norman
aoi.ou.edu
325-4101
$5-$9
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 
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