Thursday 24 Apr
 
 

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.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Top Articles from Movies

Hysteria

What’s all the buzz with ‘Hysteria’? It’s a genial comedy about a gynecological breakthrough.


Drama

Rod Lott
Hysteria is the feel-good movie of the summer — not for any feelings invoked in its audience, but because it’s a romantic comedy about the birth of the vibrator.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Six flicks not to miss at deadCENTER

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


Features

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

Bernie


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows, the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012

Sound of My Voice

Listen. Follow.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
Says the cult leader played by Brit Marling in Sound of My Voice, “It’s nice to see new faces.”
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

The Deep Blue Sea

Rachel Weisz commits the vice of adultery in The Deep Blue Sea, a drama so pedestrian-paced, it makes sex look boring.


Drama

Rod Lott
The Deep Blue Sea
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, May 23, 2012

Wish Me Away

Country star Chely Wright seeks acceptance as she comes clean about living a lie in a documentary that chronicles her very public process of coming out.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Wish Me Away
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bill will

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


Features

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

The Perfect Family

Even if her movie does not, Kathleen Turner shines as the moralistic matriarch at the head of 'The Perfect Family.'


Drama

Rod Lott
The Perfect Family
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, May 9, 2012

The Avengers

So many superheroes, so little satisfaction.


Action

Rod Lott
I swear I’m not playing the contrarian card for the sake of doing so, but I disliked The Avengers — not with a passion, but mere disengagement. With the exception of Thor, I loved all the films leading up to this ultimate one, from 2008’s Iron Man to last summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger. I even entered this one carrying next-to-no expectations.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Damsels in Distress

Whit Stillman returns with the brainy, buoyant college comedy 'Damsels in Distress.' You go, girls.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Whit Stillman’s Barcelona remains an all-time favorite of mine, probably half for purely personal reasons, having caught the romantic comedy on its opening weekend in the summer of 1994 with my wife of then one month.
 
Wednesday, May 2, 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

The Raid: Redemption

Up and at ’em!


Action

Rod Lott

Fans of pure action cinema are apt to grow delirious with glee over The Raid: Redemption, an Indonesian crime thriller that relies so much upon the universal language of violence, one could enjoy it without subtitles.

 
Wednesday, April 11, 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.


Features

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
 
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