Reviews: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

100_year_old_man_who_climbedReviews for this film from our members:

Reviews: Good Kill (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

good_killReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 5/15/15] | William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: although all the pieces form a tidy little puzzle, the end result has about as much impact as spending two hours assembling a picture out of colored cardboard.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s visuals are its strongest selling point, overhead views of drone kills paralleled with similar shots of the Egan household imparting empathetic vulnerability.
  • [New – 5/15/15] | Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: One has to give it credit for taking on a serious subject, even if it fumbles the attempt.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Hawke coasts through an undistinguished performance, but the real problem originates with Niccol’s unfocused screenplay.

Reviews: I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

ill_see_you_in_my_dreamsReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 5/14/15] | David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams is not a movie about death any more than it’s about aging. At the risk of being corny, it’s a movie about life.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It is a delight to see Danner in a lead role, and her character study bubbles with a relatable, melancholy feistiness bolstered by strong support…”I’ll See You in My Dreams” is a small scale marvel.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams may not be “about” much, but nonetheless, it has a lot to say and, like its characters, says it with precision.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A formulaic but engaging dramedy…older audiences in particular will find it a pleasant way to spend their time.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Exquisite chemistry between Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott make this dramedy something special indeed.

Reviews: Iris (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

irisReviews for this film from our members:

Reviews: Tomorrowland (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

tomorrowlandReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 5/21/15] | Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic
    • Excerpt: Despite all its flaws, this grown up still comes away from Tomorrowland wishing there was more of it to see and would gladly take that trip.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It feels dated visually, its narrative is spotty and its characters too broadly defined. On the whole, “Tomorrowland” plays like “Interstellar” for 8 year-olds with Disney’s animatrons thrown in for no discernible reason.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This film fights the good fight.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Spiritually simplistic, it’s a family-friendly sci-fi adventure fantasy…
  • [New – 5/21/15] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: It gets a tad heavy-handed, but my eyes welled with tears of geeky joy at the film’s embrace of an optimism it steadfastly refuses to see as old-fashioned.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: The aim of Tomorrowland is admirable, we can all use a more optimistic outlook, but the execution comes across like an unfocused, ham-handed, self-congratulatory editorial.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Even if there’s a lot to recommend for those with inherent love for adventurous, Spielbergian escapades, it’s also one of those films that reaches out for greatness and doesn’t have enough there to successfully grasp. The fact that it could have makes it all the more frustrating.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: … creeps our petty pace from day to day…
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Kristy P @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: “Tomorrowland” is a massive letdown. Lacking in visual storytelling, emotional resonance and spectacle, it doesn’t feel like a Brad Bird movie at all.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Deficient in magic and decidedly short on enchantment, as well as tiresomely preachy.

Reviews: Welcome to Me (2015)

Categories: 2013 Films
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off
Published on: May 21, 2015

welcome_to_meReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 4/30/15] | David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: By the end, though, when Alice must begin making amends to the people she wronged during her unchecked and well-funded manic episode, it becomes clear that Welcome to Me isn’t concerned at all with the topic of mental illness it seems to want credit for addressing. Piven flirts early on with the dangerous allure of Alice’s psychotic abandon but we come to understand that the screenplay by Eliot Laurence has employed borderline personality disorder to contrive conflict just so it could contrive its resolution.
  • [New – 4/30/15] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A frolicsome comedy that gives Kristen Wiig a chance to strut her stuff.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This isn’t funny. It’s sad and disheartening and demeaning…
  • [New – 5/1/15] | Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Welcome to Me undoubtedly marks Wiig’s most offbeat, daring and trickiest role to date as a woman with borderline personality disorder, but the film wants to be a tragic comedy and it doesn’t quite stick the landing.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: You have to respect a film that takes the risk of alienating viewers [but[ the result, while fascinating, is as deeply flawed as its protagonist.

The Grab Bag (May 19, 2015)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: May 19, 2015

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Max World

Robert Cashill @ Biography.com

  • Excerpt: Fun facts about the Mad Max series.

Interviews

Alex Garland of “Ex Machina”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Bel Powley – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Helen Hunt on “Ride”

Nell Minow @ The Huffington Post

  • Excerpt: It’s not like some lightning in a bottle you catch to create on-screen relationships. You work on it.

Hidden history: Felipe Bustos Sierra on Nae Pasaran and the Scottish workers who helped thwart Pinochet

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Max Handelman – Pitch Perfect 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Monika Henreid

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: Monika Henreid talks about her classic film father and honoring his memory.

Olivier Assayas – Clouds of Sils Maria

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Rupert Everett – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Sarah Gadon – A Royal Night Out

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

(more…)

Classics and Other Films on DVD (May 18, 2015)

Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: May 18, 2015

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

42nd Street

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

Adam’s Rib

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Beauty and the Beast

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: There is no movie before or since that manages to strike the same tone of dreamy believability as ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Blade Runner

Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: The powerful spell of Blade Runner—and also why it’s often proven so divisive over the years—can be attributed to the film’s prizing of atmosphere and textured emotion above suspense and action: in many ways it was cinema’s first multimillion-dollar mood piece.

Doctor Zhivago

Kristen Lopez @ ClassicFlix

Duel in the Sun

Phil Hall @ Examiner.com

  • Excerpt: The first film profiled in Phil Hall’s new classic films series is the 1946 Western epic.

Over the Edge

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: A seminal and dark teen drama.

Recent Home Video Releases

(more…)

Happy Birthday: Kent Turner

Categories: Birthdays
Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: May 18, 2015

OFCS member Kent Turner celebrates his birthday today, May 18. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Film-Forward.com and School Library Journal.

Happy Birthday: Marcio Sallem

Categories: Birthdays
Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: May 18, 2015

OFCS member Márcio Sallem celebrates his birthday today, May 18. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Em Cartaz and Cinema com Crítica.

«page 1 of 417
Welcome , today is Friday, May 22, 2015