(CNN) — Anchored by an impressive performance from Matt Damon, "Stillwater" confounds expectations in mostly frustrating ways. Director/co-writer Tom McCarthy (the Oscar-winning "Spotlight") has set up a movie about a father determined to help free his daughter, but unlike the usual can-do Americans in this sort of tale, he's clearly in way over his head.
July comes to a close this weekend with a trio of new releases — Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, and Stillwater — catering to various audiences after last weekend saw mixed results from Old and Snake Eyes. Once again adding to the volatility of forecasts right now, domestic concerns around...
Matt Damon's new film "Stillwater" premiered at Cannes Film Festival this summer and is moving forward with a theaters-only release. The move is risky considering the Delta COVID-19 variant is still keeping people away from movie theaters. The film's director, Tom McCarthy, told the Wall Street Journal, "You never, never...
A daughter's last hope. A father's only chance. Matt Damon stars in #STILLWATER, a film by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy. In theaters July 30. A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.
Matt Damon talks about his new movie "Stillwater." The film follows a man visiting his estranged daughter who's been accused of a murder she claims she didn't commit. And, DACA recipient Luis Grijalva got permission to leave the country for the Tokyo Olympics just two days before his deadline. Grijalva and his immigration attorney Jessica Smith Bobadilla tell his story.
The driver in a recent single-vehicle crash that killed a Stillwater man had an odor of alcohol about his person, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. east of Sand Springs in the 7100 block of West 51st Street and involved only a 1969 Ford F100, troopers reported.
A problematic drama and a quirky comedy are on tap for viewing this weekend. Here to review Stillwater and Ride the Eagle is film critic Pam Powell.
What a strange thing, to sit in a theater in France and watch an American movie about France. Though, I’m not sure that Stillwater—the new film from Spotlight director Tom McCarthy, which premiered here at Cannes on Thursday—is actually about France. Rather, it concerns the way that Americans, or maybe just America itself, behaves abroad. From one vantage point, Stillwater may just be a sentimental and lurid riff on the infamous Amanda Knox case. But I think McCarthy has something bigger in mind, which he pokes at intriguingly throughout his movie’s considerable sprawl.
UPDATE: The suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase from Stillwater to Norman has been identified. Edward Dailey, 22, was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on the following complaints:. Carrying firearms while committing a felony. No valid drivers license. Carrying firearms after conviction/during probation. Unlawful possession of...
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Stillwater man is dead after a crash in Tulsa County Wednesday night. Troopers say the crash was reported around 8 p.m. on West 51st Street South just east of Sand Springs. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 42-year-old David Crockett, who was a passenger in the...
Keeping Stillwater Healthy: Mayor Will Joyce talks about COVID concerns and a look ahead at the new school year.
With the new, more contagious, delta variant of COVID-19 surging across the nation, there is concern about a new rise in cases in Stillwater. “It is absolutely more concerning. We are trying to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. In Stillwater last year we had a lot of cases in younger folks, with the delta variant we are seeing it affect younger people more strongly.” Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce said.
Box Office Mojo
It’s a busy weekend at the box office, with three new wide releases: Jungle Cruise from Disney, Stillwater from Focus, and The Green Knight from A24. Jungle Cruise should have a steady lead this weekend, while the other newcomers, which offer solid counterprogramming as adult fare, will likely be in the single digits, with some of the previous weeks’ holdovers likely coming in between. With Covid-19 cases at their highest point since April and projected to keep increasing, we may see lower openings and bigger drops than expected, though the box office remains hard to predict either way.
Stillwater area legislators call Oklahoma decision to leave Big 12 troublesome and 'entirely self-serving'
Now that the intentions of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas to leave the Big 12 Conference have been made official, state lawmakers based in Stillwater, home of Oklahoma State University, are making their displeasure public. Sen. Tom Dugger (R-Stillwater) and Representatives Trish Ranson (D-Stillwater) and John...
Nearly a decade ago, Tom McCarthy began work on a script based loosely on the infamous Amanda Knox case. He decided it didn’t work just yet, and put it down to make “Spotlight” (2015), which won two Oscars, for best picture and McCarthy’s script. With a new perspective on the story, and the opportunity to cast Matt Damon in the lead role, the Boston College graduate turned his previous script into the genre-bending “Stillwater.”
STILLWATER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On the morning of July 27, it was confirmed by Arvin Hart Fire Company Station 1, a single-story ranch at 105 Brightman Rd in Stillwater was involved in a structure fire. Arvin Hart Fire said the home was a “total loss” and there were no injuries.
Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin star as an estranged father and daughter, the latter of whom has traveled to France for her studies. But she is imprisoned for a murder she did not commit, and her father must battle language barriers and other hurdles to see his daughter freed. Like...