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OKG Newsletter


Topic: crime

Patriot acts

An organization tracking anti-government patriot groups finds growth in Oklahoma mirrors what is occurring nationwide.


News

Clifton Adcock
Twenty years ago this month, federal agents surrounded a remote cabin in northern Idaho after the man inside, Randy Weaver, refused to surrender on weapons-related charges.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shining a light on crime


Commentary

Brian Maughan
Oklahoma lawmakers have made real strides in getting smarter about crime, and about which offenders get locked up. Recent legislation has expanded the use of sentencing alternatives like drug courts and community service programs.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Searching for Sonny

At least two-thirds of it is worth seeking out.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Through nearly every frame of the indie crime comedy Searching for Sonny, it is obvious that writer/director Andrew Disney's debut would not exist if not for Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. That 1996 cult classic bears a quirky, amiable stamp in the way it deals with three lovable losers, which Disney has done his best to duplicate, right down to its distinctive beats and rhythms.
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mother's Day

Mama knows be(a)st.


Horror

Rod Lott
Until now, I had never seen the 1980 horror film Mother's Day, but its poster art has stayed top-of-mind when I first stumbled upon the VHS box in the early '80s, when the Sound Warehouse at Northwest Expressway and Rockwell Avenue — may it rest in peace — started renting movies in addition to keepin' the metro rockin' with a wide selection of LPs and cassettes.
 
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Headhunters

Oslo can you go? To the depths of man’s darkest and deadliest desires, per this fun foreign crime thriller.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Compared to the continent of Europe, the rate of death by guns in America is six times higher. You wouldn’t know it based on the current wave of crime films from that half of the globe. Arguably kicked off by the worldwide success of Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, the movies generally are ballsier and bloodier and, therefore, better.
 
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grimm: Season One

These ain't no fairy tales.


Television series

Rod Lott
Marrying Hollywood's current fairy-tale craze to the ever popular crime procedural is Grimm. While it works on both levels, that it blends the two into a unified whole gives the concept so much fizz, as the 22 episodes of its five-disc first season indicate. This one's perfect for marathoning.
 
Friday, September 7, 2012

Killer Joe

The trailer-trash noir dares you not to look.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Killer Joe is brutal, pulpy and utterly, irresistibly lurid — provided, that is, you like your perversity when it’s deep-fried and extra crispy.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sitting Target

Bring me the head of Jill St. John!


Action

Rod Lott
In the case of 1972's Sitting Target, the title refers to Pat Lomart (Jill St. John, Diamonds Are Forever), the wife of rough and rugged Harry (Oliver Reed, Gladiator). The opening scene finds her visiting him behind bars, where he's being held for murder. Since he's liable to get 15 years, she can't wait for him, so she's filing for divorce.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Info on informants

A lawsuit connected to the Murrah building bombing suggests that FBI informants include a number of journalists nationwide.


News

Jerry Bohnen
If Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue is right, there are journalists around the country who also happen to be informants for the FBI.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Granny larceny


CFN

Gazette staff
Grandma got run over by a … grandson?
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
 
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