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Topic: martin scorsese

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Rippingly good crime drama rivals the best


Drama

Rod Lott
Whenever Vincent Cassel has crossed over into American films, from "Ocean's Twelve" to "Black Swan," he appears to be such a wiry, little fellow.
 
Monday, February 14, 2011

Worst. Prom. Ever.

Not the worst movie ever.


Comedy

Rod Lott
While Disney releases it squeaky-clean “Prom” to theaters, MTV’s dirty “Worst. Prom. Ever.” makes do with a cable debut on Tuesday, May 10. It should be the other way around.
 
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kill the Irishman

Plays like a greatest hits of mob movies, but so what?


Drama

Rod Lott
“Kill the Irishman" begins with a bang, figuratively and literally, with a kinda-fake-looking exploding car just like the one that went kablooey in the opening moments of Martin Scorsese's "Casino."
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

High-kicking historical fun with a masked Donnie Yen


Action

Rod Lott
Your first sign that "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen" is not a mass-audience crowd-pleaser is that most moviegoers — even those who thrive on action — would ask, "Who the hell is Chen Zhen?"
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Celtic pride

Dropkick Murphys are honored to have audiences shout along to their raucous, Irish-punk anthems.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Dropkick Murphys with The Tossers and The Cobra Skulls
6:30 P.m. Wednesday
Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net, 677-9169
$24
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff

From ballerinas to barbarians, the Oscar winner shot them all.


Documentary

Rod Lott
When he died two years ago at the age of 94, celebrated cinematographer Jack Cardiff was responsible for shooting 73 films — many of them Hollywood classics, some not — from “The African Queen” to “Conan the Destroyer.”
 
Monday, August 22, 2011

Hugo

‘Hugo’ is Martin Scorsese’s love letter to the cinema.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Martin Scorsese loves movies. Anyone familiar with the director of “Raging Bull” and “The Departed” knows he worships at the altar of film. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Scorsese would make a love letter to the art form in which he immersed himself from his days as a sickly child growing up on New York’s mean streets.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oklahoma film critics group names ‘The Artist’ best film of 2011

George Clooney, Michelle Williams take top acting honors.


Features

Gazette staff
The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the statewide group of professional film critics, has announced its sixth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, giving top honors to the “The Artist,” a black-and-white, silent film that speaks volumes about movies and the people who make and watch them.
 
Friday, December 23, 2011

Let ‘The River’ run

Catch a Renoir classic for free, thanks to OCU.

Oklahoma City University continues its 30th annual Film Institute series on Jan. 22 with Jean Renoir’s “The River,” based on Rumer Godden’s 1946 novel.

The 1951 drama serves as an unconventional romance, centered on three girls in India who fall in love with the same man, an American solider (Thomas E. Breen) who lost one leg in the war. No less a cinema master than Martin Scorsese deems the Technicolor production as one of “the two most beautiful color films ever made. I watch that film three times a year. Sometimes four.” 

When Scorsese showed to Wes Anderson, the younger director was inspired to make “The Darjeeling Limited.” (If, like me, you found “Darjeeling” to be a blight on Anderson’s otherwise spotless filmography, blame Marty, I guess.)

According to a press release from OCU, “The River” was one of the two most requested films on the evaluation forms from last year’s series.

“The River” screens for free at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Meinders School of Business’ Kerr-McGee Auditorium, 2501 N. Blackwelder.

Still to come are:
• “Children of Heaven,” Feb. 5;
• “The Milk of Sorrow,” Feb. 19; and
• “Sansho the Baliff,” March 4.

For more information, call 208-5472. —Rod Lott
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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Roger that!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Corman's World is not the first time producer Roger Corman has been the subject of a documentary film, but until the next one comes along, Alex Stapleton's stands definitive.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012
 
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