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The Canyons

True to its title, the film is a void.


Drama

Rod Lott
Paul Schrader’s The Canyons opens and closes with a montage of abandoned movie theaters. For this film in particular, that choice strikes one as symbolic in several ways: not only as a comment on the state of the industry, but on the state of The Canyons itself. You’re unlikely to find many 2013 films this empty.
 
Monday, December 2, 2013

The Seasoning House

The weak of heart will Balk.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Neither a chain of spice stores nor a Food Network program, The Seasoning House is a bleak-as-nuclear-winter thriller set during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. A deaf girl named Angel (Brit teen Rosie Day) is taken from her home by soldiers who shoot her mother dead. 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013

The gents of politics


CFN

Gazette staff
Esquire magazine loves Okie pols. For the uninitiated, that’s Oklahoman politicians, y’all.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Wolverine / Prisoners

Hugh times two.


Action

Rod Lott
The Wolverine is the X-Men spin-off we should have received four years ago with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Like the franchise's characters, the first mutation is not necessarily the best; whereas the 2009 version sought to be a comic book, the 2013 error-correcting reboot aims higher: comic book art. 
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Cat People

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty …


Horror

Rod Lott

Dripping with atmosphere as thick as gumbo, the New Orleans-centered Cat People of 1982 is the right way to remake a genuinely great film: Hold on to that central concept; dispense with most everything else.

 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Okie set to replace Paul Walker role


CFN

Gazette staff
One of 2013’s great tragedies in the entertainment world was the premature death of actor Paul Walker. The 40-year-old star of the Fast & Furious series was killed in a car accident on Nov. 30.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Skirvin scares


CFN

Gazette staff
With found-footage horror films being all the craze, perhaps a new version could be shot by NBA players staying at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LETTERS

Testing doesn’t work


Letters to the Editor

Mack Paul
H.L. Menken once wrote that “for every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” This is most certainly the case with the Reading Sufficiency Act that mandates retention in the third grade for students scoring an unsatisfactory on the reading test.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Natural selections

The Nature in Art Series depicts the natural world from a uniquely local perspective.


Visual Arts

Devon Green

Nature in Art Series
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, ongoing 
The Nature Conservancy
408 NW 7th St.
nature.org/Oklahoma
858-8557 
Free 

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Third Person

A star-studded cast isn't enough to salvage Paul Haggis' heavy-handed drama.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
In 2006, writer-director Paul Haggis surprised and befuddled a lot of Academy Awards prognosticators when he won the Best Picture Oscar for his multistory drama, Crash. He returns to that formula in Third Person, albeit with a pronounced heavy-handedness (and Crash wasn’t exactly subtle) that might leave one pining for something comparatively a bit lighter, such as a colorectal exam.
 
Friday, July 11, 2014
 
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