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The Best Films of 2013

 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

August: Osage County

Set and shot in Oklahoma, August: Osage County loses its darkly comic teeth on the way to the silver screen. Now, it simply bites.


Drama

Rod Lott
August: Osage County is the worst kind of Oscar bait: unearned. Seemingly hoping to join the race by pedigree alone, the Oklahoma-set family drama is as patently false as a plastic worm concealing the business end of a fishing hook. At a glance, it looks like the real deal, but look closer. See, kids? All for show!
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Her

More than just a futuristic love story, Spike Jonze’s Her is a timely, philosophical masterwork.


Drama

Zach Hale
The futuristic Los Angeles depicted in Her is hardly dystopian. Instead of war-torn landscapes and flying robot drones, director Spike Jonze offers Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix, The Master), a lonesome writer in the midst of a divorce, and the soft, affectionate voice of Samantha (Scarlet Johannson, Don Jon), a computer-based operating system with whom he falls in love.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg's Navy SEALs epic reminds us that war is hell while glorifying it, too.


Action

Phil Bacharach
Maybe it really is possible to have your cake and eat it, too. Lone Survivor, a dramatization of a real-life U.S. mission in Afghanistan that went horribly awry, somehow manages to chronicle a massacre of Navy SEALs while simultaneously transforming the experience into a fist-pumping recruitment tool.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cat People

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty …


Horror

Rod Lott

Dripping with atmosphere as thick as gumbo, the New Orleans-centered Cat People of 1982 is the right way to remake a genuinely great film: Hold on to that central concept; dispense with most everything else.

 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

On her majesty's National Treasure.


Action

Rod Lott
Hasn't Frozen earned enough coin? (That's rhetorical; it has.) So instead of taking the family to see it again and again, try something different. Try The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, which opens Friday exclusively at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial. If your kids enjoy the National Treasure movies, they're apt to enjoy this live-action British film, too. 
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

We Are What We Are

Tastes like chicken.


Horror

Rod Lott
While not an entirely successful remake of the 2010 Spanish-language film of the same name, We Are What We Are bears enough sweeping changes that it stands as its own thing. Both versions are worth watching.
 
Friday, January 10, 2014

Badges of Fury

Purely Expendable.


Action

Rod Lott
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A skydiver, a ballroom dancer and a professional diver all die in the middle of doing what they do best, and with a big, cheesy smile on their faces as they expire.
 
Friday, January 10, 2014

A Single Shot

A backwoods noir.


Thriller

Rod Lott
In the thriller A Single Shot, director David M. Rosenthal follows the path Sam Raimi set in the snow with 1998's A Simple Plan: one that leads blue-collar folk to misappropriated money and, ergo, evil deeds. File it under “When Bad Things Happen to Good Rednecks.”
 
Friday, January 10, 2014

Break point

Once an unassumingly quaint husband-and-wife duo, Tennis is adapting on the fly in lieu of an improbable ascendance.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Tennis with Poor Moon

8 p.m. Friday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

820-0951

$12

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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