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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.
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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

Knights of Badassdom

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. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

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.
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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

Muscle Shoals

The musical greatness of a nondescript Alabama town is explored in the documentary Muscle Shoals.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach

Muscle Shoals

7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blackfish

A whale of a tale — and unfortunately true — is told in this engrossing and emotional documentary that'll have you rethinking any plans to visit SeaWorld.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Blackfish
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$7-$9

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Narco Cultura

Crimes and rhymes collide in this disturbing and powerful documentary about the celebratory culture spawned by Mexico's drug war.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Richi Soto is a busy man. As a crime scene investigator in Juárez, Mexico — aka the murder capital of the world — how could he not be?

 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Grave secrets

What are you doing on Halloween? A documentary on Night of the Living Dead is coming to get you, Barbra.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Birth of the Living Dead / Night of the Living Dead
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
free-$9

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Silent no more

A 93-year-old Native American film is finally ready to debut at film festivals and on Blu-ray.


Documentary

Dawn Watson
Everything about the silent film The Daughter of Dawn indicated it would never be seen again.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Skull World

It’s not necessarily connected to the funny bone.


Documentary

Rod Lott
I’m of two minds about the documentary feature Skull World, now available on VOD: On one hand, its subject is not your ordinary, everyday guy who’s been doc’d to death. On the other, why encourage him?
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Arrested Development Documentary Project

As appetizing as a frozen banana in December.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Thanks to Netflix, we are mere days away from being able to bite into Arrested Development’s long-awaited, never-thought-it-would-happen fourth season. In the meantime, you might be inclined to consume The Arrested Development Documentary Project as an appetizer, seeing as how the documentary is now available on demand from FilmBuff.
 
Friday, May 10, 2013

Burn

For a gripping documentary that humanizes firefighters, it’s ‘Burn,’ baby, ‘Burn.’


Documentary

Alyssa Grimley
Burn
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday
Moore Warren Theatre
1000 Telephone, Moore
detroitfirefilm.org
$15-$20
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga / The Gatekeepers

Two new documentaries have little in common in subject, but share excellence in quality.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
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
$6-$8

The Gatekeepers
daily, ongoing
AMC Quail Springs Mall 24
2501 W. Memorial
755-2466
amctheatres.com
 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

West of Memphis

The documentary chronicles a shocking and sickening miscarriage of justice.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Critics of our criminal justice system don’t have to search far for nightmare scenarios of wrongful convictions. From cases of false confessions to exonerations through DNA testing, the past few decades are rife with tales of injustice that would give even Kafka the willies.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay — Away from Keyboard

The torrent site’s founders get a legal lesson IRL.


Documentary

Rod Lott
I first heard of The Pirate Bay when a friend told me about this site where he had just downloaded and watched Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle — then in theaters — at the comfort of his own home.

It hardly seemed worth the trouble. Obviously, I’m in the minority, as the site claims more than 25 million active users worldwide, who share movies, music, video games and other copyrighted works via torrent files.
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Brooklyn Castle

A real-life slice of chess pie.


Documentary

Rod Lott
At I.S. 318 junior high in Brooklyn, N.Y., the “geeks are the athletes,” and Brooklyn Castle is the story of how these inner-city kings and queens fight to keep their standings.
 
Monday, February 18, 2013

Beauty Day

Before ‘Jackass,’ there was Cap’n Video.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Don’t feel stupid: I didn’t know who Ralph Zavadil was, either. After all, we can’t be faulted for living in Oklahoma City instead of Ontario, Canada. Ultimately, it makes no difference, because Beauty Day, the documentary about the man, is a fun viewing nonetheless. That’s because there’s something about watching stunts of bodily harm that holds universal appeal.
 
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

An icon of fashion gets the spotlight in a new documentary.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
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, January 2, 2013
 
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