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OKG Newsletter


Topic: film

French film director\'s autobiographical documentary \"The Beaches of Agnes\" succeeds


Music

Joe Wertz
The Beaches of Agnes"Friday-Saturday, Jan 15-16Oklahoma City Museum of Art415 Couch Drive 236-3100 A whimsical, self-guided journey back through the peaks and valleys of her life, "The Beaches of Agnè...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

'35 Shots of Rum' curiously lighthearted despite the brooding


Music

Joe Wertz
35 Shots of Rum,Thursday-Sunday, Jan 14-17 Oklahoma City Museum of Art415 Couch Drive236-3100 In "35 Shots of Rum," Joséphine and her father, Lionel, seem to need little more than each other. Employ...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Two soldiers tasked with notifying next of kin deliver an emotional narrative in 'The Messenger'


Music

Mike Robertson
Each United States war has produced its own kind of war movie. World War II films generally celebrate the virtues of heroic sacrifice; the Cold War warned against the soul-vampirism of functional Comm...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Half-Life' envisions the end of the world with art-house pacing


Music

Mike Robertson
The end of the world is one of those subjects that people everywhere simultaneously fear and can't stop thinking about. Our mixed reaction to the world's death is a reflection of a struggle with o...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oklahoma-filmed 'The Killer Inside Me' survives Sundance scrutiny over its sadistic depictions


Music

Joe Wertz
Last Saturday, indie distributor IFC Films bought the U.S. rights to "The Killer Inside Me," a star-studded project shot last spring on location in Oklahoma, in a deal signed amid mixed reactions from...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Education' teaches different social studies in supple send-up to youth culture and rebellion


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
A little learning is a dangerous thing, and a lot can be pretty damn devastating. That's certainly the case in Danish director Lone Scherfig's "An Education," which is built around a superb, supple sc...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hilarious 'In the Loop' shows the messy, petty side of war


Music

Joe Wertz
In the run-up to real war, the messiest battles are waged behind the scenes by bureaucratic troops armed with memos, leaked reports, white papers and committees. These soldiers are as fierce as they a...
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Surprisingly lively 'The Last Station' chronicles the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life


Music

Mike Robertson
On its surface, fame seems like a straightforward proposition: Someone does something that is spontaneously recognized by a large number of people. These people all agree together that this person is ...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

A run-down on all 10 Academy Award-nominated short films


Music

Joe Wertz
Oscar Tune-Up: Academy Award-Nominated Short FilmsAnimated5:30 p.m. Friday-SaturdayLive action8 p.m. Friday-SaturdayOklahoma City Museum of Art415 Couchwww.okcmoa.com/film278-8237$8 adults, $6 seniors...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

A simple 'Maid' is a complex character in a Chilean film that's won international acclaim


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
In two of the many fine 2009 films that didn't earn Academy Award attention this year, a pair of women give two performances that make Sandra Bullock's serviceable, Southern-fried turn as Leigh Anne T...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010
 
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