CFN Gazette staff
Even if “The King’s Speech” wins Best Picture at next month’s Academy
Awards, the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle singled out “The Social
Network” as its pick for the best motion picture of 2010. The
organization also honored the Facebook biopic with three other awards,
including Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg.
Brief in length but long in creativity, this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated shorts fills the screen at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Features Rod Lott
Each Oscar season, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art affords movie buffs the opportunity to see the Academy Award nominees it otherwise wouldn’t: the short films. All five animated and all five live-action shorts will be shown Friday and Saturday in separate programs, with the animated ones unspooling at 5:30 p.
Drama Rod Lott
If I could play God, when the Best Animated Feature envelope is torn
open at next month’s Oscars, the winner wouldn’t be the presumed lock of
“Toy Story 3,” but the dark horse, “The Illusionist.”
Letters to the Editor Jim Ammerman
Jason Reese (Commentary, “Can it happen here?,” March 3, Oklahoma Gazette) starts
out his argument with an opinion stated as fact. Reese states that “the
only viable answer” is to convert defined benefit pensions to defined
contribution pensions, and that “collective bargaining rights” are “the
root of the problem.”