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DVD reviews

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


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

Unite for ‘Separation’

Iran’s first foreign film Oscar winner kicks off OCU’s screenings in 2013.

By Rod Lott January 4th, 2013

Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s series continues Jan. 27 with A Separation, the Iranian drama that won last year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. As with all titles scheduled for this season, themed “Escape from Freedom,” admission is free.

When Oklahoma Gazette reviewed A Separation in its original area release last March, my colleague Phil Bacharach called it “a tense and absorbing domestic drama packed with the suspense of a Hitchcock flick.” He has pretty good taste; isn’t that recommendation enough?

The remainder of the lineup includes:
Treeless Mountain (2008, Korea), Feb. 10
The Kid with a Bike (2011, France), Feb. 24
Breaker Morant (1980, Australia), March 10

Screenings take place in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business on the OCU campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder. For more information, call 208-5472 or visit —Rod Lott

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A Separation film review   

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