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February Films Beckon

February, the month of love, returns to us with pretty much no romantic films for its entire duration. Not to worry – there are still plenty of good movies to enjoy for a Valentine’s Day date, or just as a way to escape the cold for a little while.  Right out the gate, we have Knock at the Cabin. Directed...

The Legacy of Scout Younger

“One hundred years ago,” says Harvey Shell, “most everyone in Tulsa would’ve known Scout Younger’s name. Now, no one does.”  Shell, along with fellow historian Stephen McCartney, are out to change that, hoping to bring a new round of recognition to a man they say was not only a pioneering Oklahoma filmmaker, but a consummate showman and trick rider who,...

Showcasing the State

The Oklahoma filmmaking community continues to grow year after year. Jeremy and Kara Choate, a husband and wife creative duo from Tahlequah, have joined those ranks.  Their first film, Tenkiller, debuted in November 2022. It follows an eighteen-year-old machinist who struggles with the death of his best friend, the divorce of his parents and the general violence of his life....

The January Blues

Uh oh, it’s January! The month of sadness is here – because the sun is still going down too early and some of the worst movies wind up coming to theaters. Let me warn you, the selection is a little bleak this month. I have a choice few to share with you, along with some older recommendations to balance...

Pristine Cinema Beckons

As the end of year approaches, the big Oscar contenders tend to roll out en masse. But don’t you worry, we’ve got some non-Oscar bait films this month as well, and they look just as excellent.  Starting the month off right, sit back and enjoy Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as the titular Weird Al, the film...

Making Monsters

Special effects (SFX) and prosthetic makeup are some of the most integral parts of filmmaking, especially when it comes to horror and science fiction. Tate Steinsiek, a native Oklahoman, is a master of the craft, working on everything from small budget horror flicks all the way up to The Amazing Spider-Man.  “Monsters and imagination were a big part of my...

Original Content Abounds

August soon arrives, and instead of blockbusters and sequels, it’s mostly a month filled with original films, unattached to previously existing IP. A rarity to be sure! Hopefully, these stories can pull you to the theater (and out of the heat) a few times in the coming weeks. First up, a psychological thriller called Resurrection. The story follows Margaret (Rebecca...

The Draws of Summer Cinema

June has arrived! As we take a moment to realize we’ve (somehow) entered the sixth month of a year that feels like a repeat of the last two, let us reflect on some of the weird, wacky and wild movies hitting theaters in the coming weeks. First up, a biographical comedy film titled Phantom of the Open. Based on real...

May’s Offerings

The fifth month of the year has shuffled its way down the line, and I may or may not have some movies for you to check out! (Sorry, writing differing intros gets difficult so you may just have to deal with these puns for now … maybe.) Starting with another Marvel tent-pole film, the month opens with Doctor Strange in...

The Many Facets of Film

Schooling Film production is growing in the Sooner State, and with that, educational opportunities to learn more about the sector have grown, too. “With the increase in production statewide, I think more schools are recognizing there is appetite for film instruction,” says Jeff Van Hanken, Wellspring Associate Professor and chair of the Film Studies department at The University of Tulsa.  With more...