Review by Paul Salfen
This is Paul Salfen with your KLAK Movie Minute. In theaters now is Killers of the Flower Moon, the new Martin Scorsese epic shot in Oklahoma starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro that spans three and a half hours and covers an important but lesser known piece of history. Of course the performances are great – including that of Lily Gladstone, the costumes, sets, and everything else is an achievement but the slow pace, lack of action, and long running time with no intermission will likely be hard for the masses. It’s one of those ones that the critics will love and audiences will be divided about in this short attention landscape. But you have to admire a filmmaker that makes a piece of art that means something to them and does it their way regardless of the commercial issues and does it through a company where most of their content is seen at home. Will this story of the Osage people being murdered in the 1920s when oil is discovered on their land connect with moviegoers? It remains to be seen but it’s likely one that will be appreciated more years later. But for now, this is your chance to catch it on the big screen the way Scorsese intended it. That’s it for this week. Join me next week and every week for another Movie Minute right here on 97.5 KLAK, AMFM Magazine, and RECRD.