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Topic: Richard

Beautiful Creatures

More paranormal activity among teens with romance on their minds.


Drama

Rod Lott
I'm beginning to think that YA stands not for "young adult," but "yet another" — as in yet another book-based, supernatural-tinged teen romance to emerge in Twilight's wake. Beautiful Creatures is one of them. It's much better than Twilight, but hell, what's not?
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fred Won’t Move Out

An exploration of a man of constant sorrow.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Old age, a spouse suffering with dementia, grown children in the position of caring for their parents — these are tough, complicated themes in Fred Won’t Move Out, new to DVD next week.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Before Midnight

Make time for the brilliant, moving conclusion to Richard Linklater’s trilogy of tales of Jesse and Celine.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In Before Midnight, the latest of director Richard Linklater’s odes to romance — a high-minded odyssey begun with Before Sunrise in 1995 and continued with Before Sunset in 2004 — there’s a sly bit that reflects the personal baggage fans of this trilogy bring to the multiplex.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Q: The Winged Serpent

'Q' earns a B+.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Michael Moriarty's Quinn is a lowlife blowhard, a criminal who never has paid taxes but always is quick to pay attention to the bottle. Yet it's this very collection of human deficiencies that marked Q: The Winged Serpent unique upon its 1982 release and helped keep it alive ever since.
 
Friday, August 23, 2013

Bone density

Budding indie-pop act Tallows seeks a Memory Marrow transplant in preparation for its debut album.


Music

Zach Hale

Tallows with Deerpeople and Horse Thief
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$7

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Psycho II / Psycho III / Bates Motel

We all still go a little made sometimes for Norman.


Horror

Rod Lott
Let's all acknowledge something right away: No matter who was involved creatively, no follow-up ever was going to match the greatness of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. When a film proves as revolutionary as that 1960 shocker was, the bar is set impossibly high.
 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Captain Phillips

Paul Greengrass commandeers this true story into waters no other director would travel.


Drama

Louis Fowler

Paul Greengrass has some real cojones, man.

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Killer Holiday / Murder University

Slash equals trash.


Horror

Rod Lott
Think of all the critical evisceration that the Friday the 13th movies endured in their time. Yet they're high art compared to two recent slasher "homages," the low-budget Killer Holiday and the no-budget Murder University.
 
Friday, November 1, 2013

Grabbers

Will it reach out and grab ya?

 
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obvious Child

Obvious Child tackles a heavy-hitting issue with both nuance and hilarity.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
Stand-up comedians are known to mask vulnerabilities in self-deflecting insult humor or shock-value one-liners rather than embrace their flaws as part of their material.
 
Friday, June 27, 2014
 
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