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Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the great child performances anchors an imaginative fantasy.


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Rather than going to Beasts of the Southern Wild, you should approach the theater with the idea of going with it.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene

A chilling film by any name.


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Community ranks as key on the list of basic human needs. After water, food and shelter, our need to connect with others drives and defines us.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Desire for community leads to the dark side of humanity in ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ a chilling film by any name.


Thriller

Kathryn Jenson White
Community ranks as key on the list of basic human needs. After water, food and shelter, our need to connect with others drives and defines us.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 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

'The Art of the Steal' superbly documents the loss and gain of a massive art collection


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
The lessons in "The Art of the Steal" aren't like those generally found in made-for-TV documentaries like those on the Discovery Channel or, even, PBS stations supported by viewers like you.Don't be m...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mid-August Lunch' serves up tangible human connection with a side of cultural obligation


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
Mid-August Lunch is so delicate, it's more like a soft sigh than the written, directed, acted and distributed thing we generally call a film.Under that soft breath of sweetness, however, is an emoti...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

The White Ribbon


Drama

Kathryn Jenson White
Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" is one of the most interesting 3-D films of 2009. Obviously, its 3-D has nothing to do with the special visual effects of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." In fact, it is a black-and-white film that's almost surreally two-dimensional in its look.
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

A simple 'Maid' is a complex character in a Chilean film that's won international acclaim


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
In two of the many fine 2009 films that didn't earn Academy Award attention this year, a pair of women give two performances that make Sandra Bullock's serviceable, Southern-fried turn as Leigh Anne T...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

An Education' teaches different social studies in supple send-up to youth culture and rebellion


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
A little learning is a dangerous thing, and a lot can be pretty damn devastating. That's certainly the case in Danish director Lone Scherfig's "An Education," which is built around a superb, supple sc...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spa packages give recipient gift of feeling younger, looking better


News

Kathryn Jenson White
I set out in early November to discover how and why beauty shops and beauty operators had become salons and stylists and then, in many cases, evolved again to include spas staffed by estheticians, n...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Documentary portrays Hollywood's depiction of Oklahoma


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Kathryn Jenson White
Moving Images in Oklahoma, a 30-minute film that runs continuously during the Oklahoma History Center's open hours, presents clips from 70 films that, like it or not, have helped Oklahomans and othe...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quilts cover Oklahoma history


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Kathryn Jenson White
Quilters of all ages will participate in the Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild's "Centennial Celebration of Quilts 2007" Thursday through Saturday at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens.   In th...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007
 
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