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Kiss of the Damned

Pucker up.


Horror

Rod Lott
As if HBO's True Blood had been scrubbed clean of all its suds and Southern accents, Kiss of the Damned explores the politics and passions of a vampire community.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Under the Bed

Warning: May cure insomnia.


Horror

Rod Lott
Because monsters hiding beneath beds is a near-universal fear among children, it seems ripe for a horror movie to explore. Under the Bed does, yet provokes only yawns. That’s because the concept is best-suited for a youthful audience, à la an episode of Goosebumps, rather than an R-rated treatment. 
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

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.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

The epic crime drama's route runs from great to good.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, The Place Beyond the Pines is two-thirds of a great movie. Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s Oscar-nominated Blue Valentine is a tense, powerful crime thriller with some weighty stuff on its mind. It speaks to the filmmaker’s know-how that not even a crazily contrived third act can damper its haunting power.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

To the Wonder

Film buffs run hot-and-cold on Terrence Malick, and his latest may leave them frigid.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Terrence Malick either inspires or bores. There isn’t much middle ground when it comes to assessing the famously reclusive filmmaker who has made only six features since his 1973 debut, Badlands.
 
Friday, August 9, 2013

A joyful vision

Joy Reed Belt celebrates 10 years of Art at the Elms and a lifetime of growth in the Paseo District.


Visual Arts

Dawn Watson
For Joy Reed Belt, JRB Art at The Elms isn’t just a gallery; it’s a responsibility.

It’s a responsibility to the Paseo Arts District, to original property owner Nan Sheets, to late husband John Belt and to herself.

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Politicians say the darndest things


CFN

Gazette staff
Take Rep. Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow), for instance. In the scramble to convince his constituents that the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea, he has resorted to wondrous fantasy.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Que sera, Sera

Americana artist Sera Cahoone has come a long way from the mountains of Colorado.


Music

Louis Fowler

Sera Cahoone with Joe Pug
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman 
opolis.org
820-0951
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drum right

No offense to the Okarche economy, but great fried chicken can be found right here in the metro, at The Drum Room.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
If you think the only way to get good fried chicken is by driving 45 minutes to the west, I have good news.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Past

The Past, an explosive tale of relationships in crisis, is another triumph for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Asghar Farhadi burst on the international stage with 2011’s Oscar-winning A Separation, but he was making great movies in his native Iran well before the world took notice. It’s not surprising, then, that the director is no fly-by-night talent. His latest, The Past, is another brutally effective exploration of domestic crisis.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 
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