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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

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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

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Into Great Silence

None May 26th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: B+

Less documentary and more atmospheric experience, Philip Gröning's "Into Great Silence" ventures into the quiet of the French Alps' Grande Chartreuse monastery. The work - for which Gröning waited 16 years for permission to make - immerses viewers in the minutiae of the monks' daily life without score or voice-over.


It's a veritable feast of pared-down beauty - sunlight on doorways, ribs of a vaulted ceiling - that also manages to surprise. Fidgety already? Avoid. But those who don't mind movie as meditation should emerge in contemplation.


The film screens 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Not Rated


-Emily Jerman    

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