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Topic: Video

Stories We Tell

Family matters.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Stories We Tell is not only one of the year's best documentaries, but one of the format's more unique exercises of our time. You may have seen a story of this type before — just not told in this imaginative a fashion. I was reminded of the rush I felt encountering Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line or Michael Moore's Roger & Me in the late 1980s, and thinking, "Wow, a documentary can be like this, too?"
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Mort! Mort! Mort! Mort!


Documentary

Rod Lott
In 1987, The Morton Downey Jr. Show burst out of nowhere — New Jersey, to be precise — and became a near-instant phenomenon, turning its loud-mouthed, chain-smoking host into the titan of trash TV. Less than two years later, ratings plummeted along with Downey's career. 
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Video: Danny DeVito proves 'It's Always Sunny' with Kings of Leon


CFN

Gazette staff
After recruiting both Jimmy Fallon and Fred Armison to help promote their upcoming album, Mechanical Bull, OKC-tied rockers Kings of Leon are on a mission for your laughs.
 
Monday, September 16, 2013

The Lords of Salem

Zombie Nation!


Horror

Patrick Crain
To put it politely, the cinema of Rob Zombie is fairly polarizing. Some folks love him, some folks hate him, and there just aren’t a whole lot of people in the middle. Over the course of 10 years, he has made six feature films and one of the fake trailers for the Rodriguez/Tarantino experiment, Grindhouse. Chances are, you either think all of his films are good or, at least, have some kind of merit or are just revolted by the notion that anyone allows him near a camera. The Lords of Salem is unlikely to make anyone jump from his or her respective camp, but it’s also his best film to date and an amazing piece of contemporary horror.
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Bling Ring

Kids do the darndest things.


Drama

Rod Lott

Even my children's worst moments are still above the best moments of the snotty, self-absorbed, home-schooled brats of The Bling Ring, Oscar winner Sofia Coppola's follow-up to 2010's snooze-worthy Somewhere.

 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

V/H/S/2

Rewind of the living dead.


Horror

Rod Lott

I get why last year's found-footage anthology, V/H/S, proved so divisive to horror audiences. I don't agree with it, but hey, it makes my job reviewing the sequel so much easier: If you liked V/H/S, just press play on V/H/S/2; if you didn't, don't even start.

 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Room 237

Rhetoric on redrum.


Documentary

Rod Lott
The Shining is about a novelist who goes mad while hotel-sitting over a winter break. The Shining is about the white man's genocide of Native Americans. The Shining is about the Holocaust. The Shining is about how Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo moon landings. 

 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Frame of mind

Inspired by natural landscapes, the piano-based jazz of Brian Haas is both spontaneous and picturesque.


Music

Zach Hale

Brian Haas and Josh Raymer
10 p.m. Saturday
The Deli
309 White St., Norman
thedeli.us
329-3534

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

French connection

Austin-based outfit Crooked Bangs is more cultured than your average punks.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Crooked Bangs with Copperheads and Lymph Nodes
9 p.m. Oct. 16
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 
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