STEP (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for thematic elements and some language) Released:  August 4, 2017 limited; August 18 wide Runtime: 84 minutes Director: Amanda Lipitz Starring: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari “Coach G” McIntyre, Paula Dofat Set against the backdrop of the 2015 Freddie Gray tragedy in Baltimore, what makes Step resonate even more today [...]

Adam Sandler Gets Serious In THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES On Netflix (VIDEO/IMAGES) The Netflix/Adam Sandler partnership has been a disastrous collaboration. It looks like that's about to change with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Sandler co-stars with Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson in the new dysfunctional family drama from a filmmaker who knows how to make them, writer/director Noah Baumbach. A frequent writing partner [...]


Episode 12: Wars From The Past, On the Streets, the Sci-Fi Future, and Other Dimensions For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, our roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle return after a month off from podcasting to discuss the latest in movies for July and early August 2017. You can also stream [...]

THE BIG SICK (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language including some sexual references) Released:  June 23, 2017 limited; July 14 expands Runtime: 124 minutes Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, Kurt Braunohler Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made [...]

New LAST JEDI Photos In Big Entertainment Weekly Exclusive (IMAGES/LINKS)

Now they're really teasing us. Actually, it's more than that. Depending on your aversion to spoilers, Entertainment Weekly's new multi-article exclusive look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi could provide way more Episode VIII dirt than you're looking for. From Luke's motives to Snoke's backstory to Finn's crisis of purpose, the EW scoop gives us more about [...]

New WONDER Trailer And “Choose Kind” Resources (VIDEO/LINKS) Between this and Goodbye Christopher Robin, the fall of 2017 should be providing us with our welcome share of tears and feels. Based on the New York Times bestseller and starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, and Jacob Tremblay as the boy with the deformed face, Wonder opens on November 17, 2017. [...]

THE DARK TOWER (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action, and language) Released:  August 4, 2017 Runtime: 95 minutes Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support [...]

LADY MACBETH (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity, and language) Released:  July 14, 2017 limited; expands August 4 Runtime: 89 minutes Director: William Oldroyd Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank, Golda Rosheuvel Shakespeare, it ain’t. Literally. A 19th Century period piece set in rural England, this Lady Macbeth isn't [...]

New GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Trailer Teases Winnie The Pooh Origins (VIDEO) Winnie the Pooh and his adventures in the 100 Acre Wood have brought joy and comfort to generations. The new film Goodbye Christopher Robin dramatizes how those stories were a healing response to trauma and pain for its creator A.A. Milne. After fighting in the trenches of World War I, Milne sought rural retreat [...]

LANDLINE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for sexual content, strong language, and drug use) Released:  July 21, 2017 limited; August 4 expands Runtime: 97 minutes Director: Gillian Robespiere Starring: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, John Turturro The first half of Landline – a female-fueled comedy-drama set in the 1990s – plays like an HBO pilot [...]