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OKG Newsletter


Topic: crime

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

“Go look in the refrigerator.”


Documentary

Rod Lott
Understandably, a documentary about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer that weaves fictional elements with fact sounds like a wretched, evil, exploitative thing. Instead, it's a small marvel of microcinema — and another argument for the storytelling power of the nonfiction format.
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kidnapped!

The legends of ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly and J. Edgar Hoover stemmed from Oklahoma City.


Features

Phil Bacharach
Eighty years ago this week, Oklahoma City set the stage for two legends in the annals of true crime.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An innocence question

In its first court action, OCU law school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project contends a Pontotoc County man was wrongly convicted of murder.


News

Tim Farley
Shoddy police work and prosecutorial misconduct resulted in the wrongful conviction of Karl Fontenot for murder, kidnapping and robbery. That’s the contention of the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP), an arm of Oklahoma City University School of Law, in a court filing that seeks Fontenot’s release from prison after 28 years behind bars.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Behind the snitch?


CFN

Gazette staff
A recent discovery suggests that human moral conscience just might be located in the buttocks.

 
Wednesday, August 7, 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

Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics

Proof that crime does pay!


Drama

Rod Lott
I'm ready to proclaim Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics as the set to get for 2013. Both a crash course into the golden age of the cinematic criminal and a time capsule of black-and-white badassery, the five-disc Blu-ray package is infinitely rewarding.
 
Friday, August 9, 2013

‘Damm,’ that booty


CFN

Gazette staff
However, actual blood and skin isn’t our thing, and we certainly wouldn’t slay a human being over it. According to newsok.com, Edmond resident James Tyree was the victim of a crime that began on Facebook earlier this summer..
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Redemption

And we're not talking coupons.


Drama

Rod Lott
It just figures that as soon as Jason Statham was given the opportunity to act — really, truly act — the picture would be denied a wide theatrical release. Such is the case with the Expendable Transporter's new-to-Blu Redemption, deserving of the full audience his more mainstream work usually gets.
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Captain Phillips

Paul Greengrass commandeers this true story into waters no other director would travel.


Drama

Louis Fowler

Paul Greengrass has some real cojones, man.

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Egged on


CFN

Gazette staff
Some people, like Tulsa resident Carl Neat, really like Christmas. But, as Neat found out the hard way, some really don’t. On Nov. 30, two vandals egged Neat’s house and obliterated the $2,000 Christmas wonderland he has built up and assembled in his front yard over the past 20 years.
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
 
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