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Topic: cinema

The Wolf of Wall Street

Badfellas.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Leaving the recent Academy Awards empty-handed, Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street nonetheless is one of the few 2013 Best Picture nominees we'll still be watching decades later.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Swimmer

Lap up this Lancaster obscurity.


Drama

Rod Lott
What's an old-school Hollywood legend like Burt Lancaster doing on a label like Grindhouse Releasing? After viewing The Swimmer, I still don't know. As odd as the 1968 obscurity is, it's still too classy to be caught dead in a grindhouse theater. What matters ultimately is that it's on Blu-ray at all.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Iron Sky: Director's Cut

The empire Reichs back ... again!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
It's 2018, and a U.S. president who looks uncannily like Sarah Palin sends a black man to the moon in a bid for re-election. The American lunar module lands on the dark side of the moon — you know, where the Transformers live — and finds an enormous Nazi outpost that's been there since Hitler's plan for world domination failed. 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Confession of Murder

It's pretty good, your honor.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Knights of Badassdom

There's a chink in this armor.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

The new vampire flick from revered indie director Jim Jarmusch is equal parts brooding and intoxicating.


Drama

Phil Bacharach

The first thing you might notice about the vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive is how effortlessly cosmopolitan they are. Smart, artsy, sexy — these undead are unequivocally cool. That’s no surprise when you consider this is the work of masterful indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, a purveyor of idiosyncratic cool whose credits include Night on EarthGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Broken Flowers.


 
Friday, May 9, 2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West

The new comedy from Seth MacFarlane manages to tire despite exerting minimal effort.


Comedy

Zach Hale
There’s a moment toward the climax of A Million Ways to Die in the West that finds Seth MacFarlane — the film’s director, co-writer and lead actor — hiding among a sea of sheep. As he lays in the dirt, he looks up, and a male member of the herd proceeds to urinate on his face. This particular gag is, for lack of a better phrase, the entire movie in a nutshell.
 
Monday, June 2, 2014

Maleficent

Not without its shortcomings, Disney’s Maleficent features extravagant visuals and a powerful performance from Angelina Jolie.


Youth

Aimee Williams
In Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent, an antiquated fairy tale gets a progressive rewrite and a gratuitous 3-D makeover. Unlike Disney’s previous retellings (Oz the Great and PowerfulAlice in Wonderland), the highly anticipated Maleficent admirably attempts to present fully rounded female characters and make necessary the evil inherent in the 1959 animation. Fans anticipating glamorous malevolence, thanks to Angelina Jolie’s fiercely sculpted cheekbones in promo media, can expect a bit more to the story than sheer vengeance.
 
Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Cinema Clinics


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

The saying goes, “Those who can’t do, teach.” But Gray Frederickson, Academy Award-winning producer (The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now) and artist in residence at Oklahoma City Community College, excels at both. Frederickson and the Oklahoma Film Institute will host a series of three-day clinics in which you can learn the ins and outs of everything from script writing to cinematography. The clinics begin with motion picture production 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the OCCC campus, 7777 S. May Ave. Tuition for each clinic is $300. Call 682-7847 or visit occc.edu/ofi.

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