Monday 28 Jul
 
 
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg

 

OKG Newsletter


Home · Articles · By Phil Bacharach
Phil Bacharach
 
Top Articles from
No articles in this section

One Day


Drama

Phil Bacharach
“One Day” turns on a gimmick, chronicling the tumultuous, on-again/ off-again romance of two people by dropping in on them the same date — July 15 — each year. It’s a clever device, if not enough to disguise the fact that otherwise, this tearjerker is as old-fashioned as they come.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Earth

Out of orbit.


Science Fiction

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

No joke, pardner: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is pure popcorn entertainment.


Science Fiction

Phil Bacharach
“Cowboys & Aliens” sounds like one of those high-concept flicks for which you might expect the idea went no further than the jokey title. Think “Snakes on a Plane.”
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shallow pals

‘Friends with Benefits’ plays edgy, but ultimately opts for safe sex.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Here are a few tips for aspiring moviemakers: If you want to mock the clichés of romantic comedy, try not to fall prey to them yourself.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bitter Coco

The documentary


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
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
$8
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

‘Hair’ styles

Lyric Theatre gets all done up for its production of the upbeat musical comedy ‘Hairspray.’


Performing Arts

Phil Bacharach
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
lyrictheatreokc.com 297-2264
$31-$60
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ is destined to frustrate and bewilder — in a word, it’s amazing.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
For a vast understatement, let’s say “The Tree of Life” is an atypical summer movie.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cedar Rapids

Yes, Virginia, profane comedy can feel cozy.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
Stories of apple-cheeked innocents corrupted by the big, bad world are as old as the dawn of curfew.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meek’s Cutoff

A movie about deadly tedium that is nearly a work of deadly tedium itself


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Lest anyone thinks otherwise, wandering the Oregon Trail in 1845 was no walk in the park.
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

American Teen

A terrific, absorbing documentary about high school life


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
They say youth is wasted on the young. That might be true, but high school is one rite of passage for which young people definitely earn their Purple Hearts.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Film Unfinished

Starkly illustrates both the duplicity and unflinching honesty of cinema


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
The camera doesn’t lie — except, of course, when it does.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rio

Utterly forgettable


Youth

Phil Bacharach
From the conveyer belt of Fox Animation, “Rio” comes equipped with a predictable story, perfunctory characters and presentable visuals.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Win Win

A tale of desperate measures in financially desperate times


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor,” writer/director Thomas McCarthy explored the dynamics of family, but not in the conventional sense.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The King's Speech

A rare work of Oscar-bait as satisfying as it purports to be


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Last month’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, “The King’s Speech” is one of those films seemingly made with a checklist for garnering such statuettes.
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hanna

The action-thriller ‘Hanna’ is all stylish teen angst ... with a body count.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Life can be hard for a 16-year-old girl. Clueless parents, frenemies, boy trouble, pressure over grades, zits: The dramas are nearly Shakespearean. And that doesn’t even take into account the shadowy government agents out to get you.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
 
Close
Close
Close