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DVD reviews

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

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.
04/02/2014 | 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
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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 okcu.edu/film-lit. —Rod Lott

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A Separation film review   



 
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