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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Film

The Great Contemporary Art Bubble' deftly explores the forces that manage the modern art market


Music

Joe Wertz
Make no mistake: Art is an industry like any other, one that's cleverly marketed and shrewdly manipulated.Some of the gritty financials of one specific segment are exposed in "The Great Contemporary A...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

From one Pauls Valley living room, watching chick flicks for a month became a global party


Music

Rod Lott
Guys usually dread watching a chick flick with their female companions. Nick Waters watched 30. In a row. On purpose.Last July 31, the Pauls Valley man was viewing just such a movie with his wife, whe...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Secret of Kells' has stylish visuals that perfectly match its subject matter


Music

Mike Robertson
While people of a certain mind-set view making and enjoying art as a lazy, self-indulgent and ultimately wasteful activity, a lot of other people view it as absolutely necessary for preserving identit...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

A short documentary by two Oklahoma filmmakers recounts a rough-and-tumble era of Indian Territory


Music

Joe Wertz
Days before their trial was to start, four men were dragged from an Ada jail by an angry mob. Shortly after midnight on April 19, 1909, the vigilantes made a public statement against rampant lawlessne...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)' divides audiences with creepy, twisted multiplication tale


Music

Rod Lott
Those who likely would call "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)" the most disgusting movie they've ever seen aren't likely to see it at all. A mere scan of its plot summary would send a majority of ...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mid-August Lunch' serves up tangible human connection with a side of cultural obligation


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
Mid-August Lunch is so delicate, it's more like a soft sigh than the written, directed, acted and distributed thing we generally call a film.Under that soft breath of sweetness, however, is an emoti...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

'The Art of the Steal' superbly documents the loss and gain of a massive art collection


Music

Kathryn Jenson White
The lessons in "The Art of the Steal" aren't like those generally found in made-for-TV documentaries like those on the Discovery Channel or, even, PBS stations supported by viewers like you.Don't be m...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood' steals from rich film history and pays with violent entertainment


Music

Doug Bentin
Movie buffs can have a lot of fun playing the "what if" and "what the hell" games with this new version of Robin Hood's adventures, of which there have been countless variations in film or on TV since...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

American dance pioneer Anna Halprin's often-controversial career subject of 'Breath Made Visible'


Music

Mike Robertson
Art, in its purest form, isn't about money or fans or Facebook liking or even about making sense to anyone in particular. It's about the artist doing whatever he or she feels like to move an inner vis...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Letters to Juliet' is pretty ... and pretty superficial


Music

Phil Bacharach
Letters to Juliet opens with shots of kisses taken from classical paintings and vintage photos, a montage proudly proclaiming its chick-flick romantic-comedy bona fides. It also serves notice not to...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010
 
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