Tuesday 29 Jul
 
 

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

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
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Top Articles from Movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel — with its polarizing auteurism — is quintessential Wes Anderson.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach

There isn’t much middle ground when it comes to how one feels about Wes Anderson, the filmmaker behind Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom. His meticulous visual style and unflagging quirkiness have won both ardent fans and detractors; one viewer’s delight is another viewer’s preciousness.

 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tim's Vermeer

In the fascinating Tim’s Vermeer, a man seeks to replicate a Vermeer masterpiece through mirrors and lenses.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
The question of what makes art has fueled debate ever since prehistoric man began etching on the walls of caves, or at least ever since college students began frequenting coffeehouses. Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary by the magician duo Penn & Teller, doesn’t exactly shed light on the definition of art, but it does contribute to the conversation by examining that arcane place where art and technology intersect.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jung at heart

Animated film mixes in Super 8 film, newsreels and live-action footage to tell an existential tale of family.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
From Korea to Belgium, a boy’s upbringing in Approved for Adoption becomes an existential journey.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises is a high-flying exit for master animator Hayao Miyazaki


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Fans of Hayao Miyazaki were understandably disappointed when Japan’s master animator announced that his latest feature, The Wind Rises, would also be his last. The 73-yearold filmmaker has given us some of animation’s most brilliant and beautiful works, including My Neighbor Totoro and 2001’s Oscar-winning Spirited AwaySo, yeah, the guy has definitely earned his retirement, and the studio he helped found, Studio Ghibli, is sure to continue making terrific pictures. But it doesn’t make Miyazaki’s departure any less bittersweet.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flying high

Video journalist Brent Weber’s new documentary explores the bittersweet realities of living with special needs.


Features

Kevin Pickard

Real Live Angels

4 p.m. Saturday

The Paramount OKC

7 N. Lee Ave.

theparamountokc.com

517-0787

 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wills power

Oklahoma legend Bob Wills finally gets his cinematic due thanks to OKPOP.


Features

Louis Fowler
Chuck Berry. Little Richard. Elvis Presley. These are usually the first names that come to mind when rattling off who the originators of rock and roll were. Sadly, only to those in the know, the name Bob Wills — the King of Western Swing — very rarely makes the list. But if Tulsa’s Oklahoma Museum of Pop Culture (OKPOP) has its way, it could rewrite the pop music history books forever.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Philomena

In contention for four Academy Awards, Philomena boasts two fine performances in a story of a woman raised in a convent and a current disgraced journalist. 


Drama

Rod Lott

Philomena

5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Past

The Past, an explosive tale of relationships in crisis, is another triumph for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Asghar Farhadi burst on the international stage with 2011’s Oscar-winning A Separation, but he was making great movies in his native Iran well before the world took notice. It’s not surprising, then, that the director is no fly-by-night talent. His latest, The Past, is another brutally effective exploration of domestic crisis.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Hunt

With one lie lobbed his way, an honorable man is marked as persona non grata in this powerful Danish drama up for a well-deserved Oscar.


Drama

Rod Lott

The Hunt

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Get shorty

The best of 2013’s short films come to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.


Features

Phil Bacharach

2014 Academy Award-nominated animated short films

5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 28-March 1; 12:30 p.m. Sunday and March 2

 

2014 Academy Award-nominated live-action short films

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 28-March 1; 3 p.m. Sunday and March 2

 

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Judges Creed

A desperate man takes desperate measures — and is forced to confront demons in the process — in the locally shot Judges Creed.


Drama

Rod Lott

Judges Creed

8 p.m. Saturday

Oklahoma Contemporary

3000 General Pershing Blvd.

oklahomacontemporary.org

951-0000

$5

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, about kung fu legend Ip Man, is a triumph of action and visual artistry.


Action

Phil Bacharach

The Grandmaster

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sundance kids

Two local screenwriters caught the eye of William H. Macy, who filmed Rudderless — his feature-length directorial debut — right here in Oklahoma.


Features

Aimee Williams
Last time Oklahoma Gazette checked in with Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, the two local filmmakers had a screenplay touted by actor William H. Macy on its way to production, with hopes of seeing the project through to the end.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pit Stop

While unshowy in its storytelling, this gay-themed relationship drama doesn’t have enough story to tell.


Drama

Rod Lott
Pit Stop
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Freestyle flow

Oklahoma’s own Freestyle Productions has aspirations so large they’ll only fit on the silver screen.


Features

Eric Webb
Over the last six years, Moore-based Freestyle Productions has become a major hub for Oklahoma film production. By offering affordable access to state-of-the-art camera equipment and studio facilities and often serving as producers, they’ve helped bring over a hundred projects to fruition.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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