The best trilogy since ‘Lord of the Rings.’ At least in the field of eerie, Canadian R&B.
Hip Hop/Rap Matt Carney
Two leering, damaged R&B mixtapes in and I was nearly certain that
provocative Toronto collective The Weeknd (the brainchild of remarkable
singer Abel Tesfaye) had exhausted its scuzzy-production-and-luxurious
Four-time Academy Award nominee Diane Keaton is headed to the Civic Center.
Well, la-di-dah, la-di-dah: Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton — star of such classics as Annie Hall, The Godfather trilogy and Reds — is coming to Oklahoma City. Next month, she’ll serve as the keynote speaker at Integris Health’s 26th annual Women’s Health Forum.
According to a press release, Keaton “will reveal how to be fearless.” (My educated-guess answer: Have millions of dollars to fall back on.)
The event is free, but reservations are required, at 951-2277, and you know this will fill up fast. Her speech is slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. —Rod Lott
Documentary Rod Lott
I can't believe — just. cannot. believe. — that Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory lost the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature this past spring. And to a football movie,
no less! It's another case of the jocks running ragged over the
outcasts, except these outcasts were able to effect something few docs
Oslo can you go? To the depths of man’s darkest and deadliest desires, per this fun foreign crime thriller.
Thriller Rod Lott
Compared to the continent of Europe, the rate of death by guns in
America is six times higher. You wouldn’t know it based on the current
wave of crime films from that half of the globe. Arguably kicked off by
the worldwide success of Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattootrilogy, the movies generally are ballsier and bloodier and, therefore, better.
Western Rod Lott
Perhaps to horn in on the expected Django Unchained action, Warner Archive has dug into its vaults to give a spaghetti Western a second helping of viewers. It found a unlikely offering in Dollar for the Dead, a 1988, made-for-cable effort starring Emilio Estevez. You could look at it like a Young Guns spin-off if you wish.