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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
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Oklahoma Film Critics' Circle releases their picks and pans for the year


Joe Wertz December 31st, 2009

Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker" was named the Best Movie of 2009 by the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Kathryn Bigelow was also named Best Director for her role in steering the war drama, which fol...

Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker" was named the Best Movie of 2009 by the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Kathryn Bigelow was also named Best Director for her role in steering the war drama, which follows an elite team of bomb-disarming soldiers. George Clooney was picked as Best Actor for his "Up in the Air" role and Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for portraying acclaimed chef Julia Child in "Julie & Julia."

The OFCC's top-10 list for 2009 also includes, "Up in the Air," "Inglourious Basterds," "(500)
Days of Summer," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," "District 9," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Avatar." OFCC members also voted "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as the Obviously Worst Film of the Year and expressed disappointment with "Amelia," naming it the Not-So-Obviously Worst
Film of the Year.

Gazette staffers Joe Wertz and Rod Lott, and OKG film critics Phil Bacharach, Doug Bentin and Mike Robertson are all members of the OFCC. A complete list of awards can be found at www.ofccircle.org. Some of the films named as winners haven't yet opened on Oklahoma City metro theaters and were reviewed through DVD copies made available by studios or press-only screenings."Joe Wertz
 
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