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Up in the Air

 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Francis Ford Coppola cares about semi-autobiographical 'Tetro,' even if no one else does


Music

Mike Robertson
Francis Ford Coppola is an odd duck. Insofar as he has the same type of name recognition and public persona as Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg and many other directors of his gen...
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Biopic follows struggle of a fashion icon in 'Coco Before Chanel'


Music

Mike Robertson
A biopic is kind of like reality TV, but with people you're actually interested in. It generally involves taking a famous person's biography, cutting out some of the boring stuff while ignoring ...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Evangelion: 1.0' reboots '90s Japanese TV series with symbolic imagery


Music

Mike Robertson
Collectively, the Japanese imagination is pretty effing wild. Moving from the "Godzilla" movies to Hayao Miyazaki's crazy mind-scapes to the landmark "Ghost in the Shell" and cultural mashups li...
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Humpday


Comedy

Mike Robertson
Close male friendship — or "bromance," as it's been known — has long made some people uneasy. All the forceful hugging, grab-assing, sports stuff and general physicality between certain men can beg the question, "Are these guys secretly hot for each other, or what?"
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sraphine' presents canvas with more painting, less explaining


Music

Mike Robertson
The myth of the lone, misunderstood, genius artist toiling away in obscurity is a narrative that has come to overshadow " or at least dominate " the value we put on artists. That is, one has a t...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ponyo

 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Cake Eaters' bakes a sentimental story worth every slice


Music

Mike Robertson
 "The Cake Eaters" is the story of two families whose present is bracketed and, in some ways confined, by a shared past. Beagle (Aaron Stanford, "X-Men: The Last Stand") lives a soli...
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Museum screens documentary about Garrison Keillor


Music

Mike Robertson
When a show " take "ER," for example " has been around for a long time, it's easy for people to start thinking it has more cultural significance than it really does. "A Prairie Home Companio...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Last House on the Left

 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

OCMA screens Hurricane Katrina documentary


Music

Mike Robertson
For those of us who don't know New Orleans, the damage left by Hurricane Katrina is still an abstract concept. Aerial shots on the news showing roofs peering up from the stagnant floodwater surface, a...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Planet B-Boy' documents the globalization of break dancing


News

Mike Robertson
The United States gets a certain amount of flack from the rest of the world " and rightly so " for some of its cultural exports. McDonalds, KFCs, and Taco Bells are in every available international no...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Face of women's roller derby continues to evolve


News

Mike Robertson
Since Oklahoma City roller derby was resurrected two years ago with the creation of the Tornado Alley Rollergirls, what at first seemed like a novel, possibly temporary sports phenomenon has instead e...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring is for lovers, but Oklahoma data suggests otherwise


News

Mike Robertson
The idea that "love is in the air" during the spring season is an old one. But is human interest in love actually stronger in the spring, and if so, is it based in our chemistry the way it is for an...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Horton Hears a Who!

 
Thursday, March 20, 2008
 
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