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OKG Newsletter

Topic: crime

Adequate ammunition

Letters to the Editor

B.R. Anderson

Regarding Joel Hendrickson’s recent comments (Letters, “Gun advocate’s argument full of holes,” March 9, Oklahoma Gazette): Hendrickson lives in Oklahoma, not the United Nations. Our soldiers wear green or tan helmets and are trained to kill and/or destroy things, not wear blue helmets and spew false statistics.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011



Rod Lott
To race right to the finish line, as it were, “Drive” is — so far — the year’s best film and a new crime classic.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wolf Head

With his first feature, ‘Wolf Head,’ Yukon filmmaker Ryan Scott hopes audiences have a howling good time.


Rod Lott
Wolf Head
7 p.m. Thursday
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16
150 E. Reno
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — Grave Danger

Whooooo are you? Quentin Tarantino.

Television series

Rod Lott
In inversion relation to his relationship with film, Quentin Tarantino's track record in television has been less than stellar.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crime time

Private eyes, policemen and public citizens navigate the shadow of film noir in a festival of the hardest boiled in Hollywood history.


Phil Bacharach
Film Preservation Festival
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Case of the Black Parrot

Polly wanna murder mystery?


Rod Lott
Warner Archive's packaging pegs 1941's The Case of the Black Parrot as a “classic crime thriller,” but for such a lofty status, I've never heard it uttered in the same breath as, say, The Bat or And Then There Were None. In fact, I'd never heard of it, period. No matter; the fix was easy.
Thursday, April 19, 2012

The House Across the Street / Homicide

More noir.


Rod Lott
As if Warner Archive hasn’t re-released enough murder mysteries on MOD DVD lately, here’s another helping, pairing 1949’s The House Across the Street and Homicide on one disc overflowing with film noir. I gladly made room for it.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Seeking answers


Nicole Hill
The big, block letters and hand-drawn peace sign of Kirsten Hatfield’s final second-grade project and the images of her stark, empty bedroom make for a jarring juxtaposition.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fixing a role in parole


Harry Coates
The state Department of Corrections struggles financially every year because we have some of the most overcrowded prisons in the country.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dark Crimes

How to kill 3,640 minutes of time wisely.


Rod Lott
Mill Creek Entertainment’s budget pack of noir, Dark Crimes, strongly goes against the notion that films in the public domain are there because they aren't any good. That’s nonsense.
Friday, May 18, 2012