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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

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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In the Land of Blood and Honey


Drama

Phil Bacharach
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” doesn’t skimp on wartime atrocities.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shame


Drama

Rod Lott
Our daily life is defined by rituals.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Carnage

Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ answers in the negative.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the new “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Man Nobody Knew

A son seeks to learn more about his CIA spymaster father in the documentary ‘The Man Nobody Knew.’


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
William Colby was the consummate CIA agent: stoic, steadfast and secretive. He rose through the ranks, from clandestine missions in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II to CIA director in the Nixon Administration.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Thrills are muted but chilling in the espionage tale of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.’


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
For a guy named Smiley, the central character of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” doesn’t do a lot of smiling.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Reel good

What do sex addicts, teen assassins and stunt drivers have in common? They sure impressed Oklahoma Gazette’s film critics this year.

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oklahoma film critics group names ‘The Artist’ best film of 2011

George Clooney, Michelle Williams take top acting honors.


Features

Gazette staff
The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the statewide group of professional film critics, has announced its sixth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, giving top honors to the “The Artist,” a black-and-white, silent film that speaks volumes about movies and the people who make and watch them.
 
Friday, December 23, 2011

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol


Action

Rod Lott
One need not worship Xenu to enjoy “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” starring America’s most famous Scientologist, so check your religious beliefs and Operating Thetan levels at the door.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of The Toynbee Tiles

An urban mystery is paved with mad intentions in the marvelous documentary ‘Resurrect Dead.’


Documentary

Rod Lott
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of The Toynbee Tiles
7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Thriller

Rod Lott
As not-so-boldly predicted, director David Fincher (“The Social Network”) delivers a superior remake of Sweden’s global hit “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s phenomenon of a novel.
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brevity, thy name is Sundance

See seven stories for the price of one in this year’s crop of shorts from the Sundance Film Festival.


Features

Rod Lott
2011 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Melancholia

Sadness has never looked so good than in Lars von Trier’s intriguing drama on depression with a sci-fi twist, ‘Melancholia.’


Drama

Jenn Scott

Melancholia
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8

 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blackthorn

For a taste of Westerns the way they used to be, carve out a slice of time for ‘Blackthorn,’ starring Sam Shepard as a twilight-time Butch Cassidy.


Western

Rod Lott
Blackthorn
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hugo

‘Hugo’ is Martin Scorsese’s love letter to the cinema.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Martin Scorsese loves movies. Anyone familiar with the director of “Raging Bull” and “The Departed” knows he worships at the altar of film. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Scorsese would make a love letter to the art form in which he immersed himself from his days as a sickly child growing up on New York’s mean streets.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Descendants

Say ‘aloha’ to ‘The Descendants,’ a smart film about a fractured family that proves misery is as native to Hawaii as these contiguous states.


Drama

Rod Lott
Arriving with serious Oscar buzz, “The Descendants” is the oddest kind of road movie: one in which the roads don’t exist at all.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 
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