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Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business — Curtis Harrington

But Harrington did!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Curtis Harrington’s autobiography is how I imagine the man to have been: soft-spoken, honest and intelligent. Those wondering, “Who’s Curtis Harrington?” should know that is part of the book’s point. Here was a talented filmmaker who never quite got his due, for reasons that had nothing to do with creativity and everything to do with commerce. Here was an artist who worked in a system that had no interest in art.
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pushing [Un]boundaries

Untitled brings a new dimension to art with ‘[Un]bound,’ a 3-D printmaking exhibit.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
[Un]bound: 3D Printmaking
through Sept. 7
[Artspace] at Untitled
1 N.E. Third
artspaceatuntitled.org
815-9995
free
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

‘Eve’ plum

Photographer Yousef Khanfar puts faces to statistics in ‘Invisible Eve,’ featuring shots of women behind bars in Oklahoma.


Visual Arts

Molly Evans
Invisible Eve
through Sept. 7
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love — Robert K. Elder

And you will, too!


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
If nothing else, Robert K. Elder’s The Best Film You’ve Never Seen lays to rest the decades-burning question on the world’s mind: What is up with John Woo and those doves?
 
Friday, June 21, 2013

Now You See Me

Now you do.


Thriller

Rod Lott
On second viewing, the sheer amount of artifice on which Now You See Me is built comes to the forefront. Yet knowing its secrets doesn't detract from its status as an enormously entertaining confection.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gettin’ Dirty

El Paso’s The Dirty River Boys brings rowdy roots music to The Blue Door.


Music

Louis Fowler

The Dirty River Boys with Kierston and Bryon White
8 p.m. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Redemption

And we're not talking coupons.


Drama

Rod Lott
It just figures that as soon as Jason Statham was given the opportunity to act — really, truly act — the picture would be denied a wide theatrical release. Such is the case with the Expendable Transporter's new-to-Blu Redemption, deserving of the full audience his more mainstream work usually gets.
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Kings of Summer

A well-seasoned dramedy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Tired of rules and overbearing parents, best buds Joe (Nick Robinson, TV's Melissa & Joey) and Patrick (Gabriel Basso, Super 8) decide they aren't going to take it anymore. Thus, The Kings of Summer run away from home and build one of their own from scrap material, deep into the woods where their folks cannot find them. 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Europa Report

Almost out-of-this-world.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
As hinted by the title, Europa Report is built upon faux found footage — this time of the Europa One deep-space expedition, in which astronauts were sent to a moon of Jupiter to drill through its ice and see what's what. We know that "what" will mean their doom. 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 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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