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Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Poetry

South Korea’s award-winning ‘Poetry’ contains a lead performance so powerful, it transcends any boundaries of language.


Drama

Rod Lott
Poetry
5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com, 236-3100
$8
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beginners

Telling the story of a dying widower who announces he’s gay, ‘Beginners’ comes out strong.


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Should you need motivation to make a life change and visit the great god Google for guiding thoughts on new starts, you’ll find pithy aphorisms aplenty.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hat trick

‘Punch Cowboy’ has a winning recipe: equal parts comedy, drama and action, with loads of local talent added to the mix.


Drama

Rod Lott
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org, 951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ is destined to frustrate and bewilder — in a word, it’s amazing.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
For a vast understatement, let’s say “The Tree of Life” is an atypical summer movie.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Midnight in Paris

‘Midnight in Paris’ is not the comedic trip of a lifetime, but merely your average diversion from the oft-overrated Woody Allen.


Drama

Rod Lott
As I’ve wondered for nearly as long as I’ve watched his films, when does Woody Allen’s pass expire?
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In a Better World

Don't miss this excellent Danish drama.


Drama

Rod Lott
It’s not for nothing “In a Better World” took home the Oscar and the Golden Globe this past awards season as the year’s best foreign-language film.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meek’s Cutoff

A movie about deadly tedium that is nearly a work of deadly tedium itself


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Lest anyone thinks otherwise, wandering the Oregon Trail in 1845 was no walk in the park.
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Winter in Wartime

A tense, if not intense, drama-cum-thriller


Drama

Rod Lott
Like 2008’s “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” the Dutch-born film “Winter in Wartime” is set in World War II, and explores what happens when a youth gets involved with the other side of the fence — here, figuratively.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Of Gods and Men

Monks spar with terrorists in this fact-based drama


Drama

Rod Lott
One new-to-the-metro film portrays a community so minute, so insular and so far removed from ours, it may as well be science fiction.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Samson and Delilah / Of Gods and Men

Set in impoverished communities, the dramas ‘Samson & Delilah’ and ‘Of Gods and Men’ deal with issues of faith and forced exits.


Drama

Rod Lott
Two new films portray communities so minute, so insular and so far removed from ours, they may as well be science fiction.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jane Eyre

A good adaptation of one of world literature’s essential novels


Drama

Doug Bentin
Perhaps the reason so many adult women became enthralled by the romance of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan is because they never read “Jane Eyre,” which could reasonably be called “Twilight” for grown-ups.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Win Win

A tale of desperate measures in financially desperate times


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor,” writer/director Thomas McCarthy explored the dynamics of family, but not in the conventional sense.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trust

A cautionary tale with too much melodrama


Drama

Rod Lott
When your tween daughter asks why she can’t have a Facebook account or a MySpace page, take her to see “Trust.”
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

Perhaps plotting a course for reinvention, Matthew McConaughey drives ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ a solid legal thriller.


Drama

Doug Bentin
Ever since the glory days of “Perry Mason,” I’ve been a sucker for stories about slick lawyers who live along the thin line of professional ethics, sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dogtooth

Remarkable.


Drama

Doug Bentin
In “Dogtooth,” a remarkable, absurdist dark comedy from Greece, the meaning of every plot turn and character is up for grabs.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
 
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