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From Our Members’ Desks (Sep. 1, 2015)

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

Interviews

Adrian Askarieh – Hitman: Agent 47

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Andrew Haigh – 45 Years

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay – 45 Years

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Daniel Pemberton, composer for “The Man from UNCLE”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Disney Animation Producer Aimee Scribner

Nell Minow @ The Credits

Greta Gerwig on “Mistress America”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Max Joseph – We Are Your Friends

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Neil Citron of “Ricki and the Flash”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Rafffey Cassidy of “Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Ravi and Geeta Patel of “Meet the Patels”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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Happy Birthday: Josh Ralske

OFCS member Josh Ralske celebrates his birthday today, September 1. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Critical Mob and RR.com.

Happy Birthday: Jonathan Richards

OFCS member Jonathan Richards celebrates his birthday today, September 1. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Jon Richards Place.

Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 31, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The Inglorious Bastards

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “Bastards” is popcorn entertainment from the days when people used to yell stuff back at the big screen while smoking pot in a dingy cinema on 42nd Street.

Lawrence of Arabia

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Celebrated British director David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” is a textbook example of “epic” cinema. Like the previous year’s “West Side Story,” Lean filmed it in Super Panavision 70 [mm], to capture stark desert locations with an awe-inspiring sense of depth and beauty.

A Man Escaped

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] French filmmaker Robert Bresson invented the prison escape genre in 1956 with a beautifully sparse piece of cinematic storytelling told from the personalized viewpoint of an escaped prisoner.

Throne of Blood

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Recent Home Video Releases

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Happy Birthday: Frederic Brussat

OFCS member Frederic Brussat celebrates his birthday today, August 31. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Spirituality and Practice.

This Week, Part 2 (Aug. 28-30, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Aug. 28-30, 2015

Wide (United States)

No Escape

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

We Are Your Friends

[New Reviews Today] For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Queen of Earth

[New Reviews Today] For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Second Mother

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A splendid and engaging morality play about class warfare and the challenges and disappointments of parenting.

Turbo Kid

[New Reviews Today] For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Z for Zachariah

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A futuristic story about three people struggling to survive in a world they could never have imagined.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Subtle post-apocalyptic survival tale that revels in its minimalist simplicity…

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online

  • Excerpt: If I tell you “Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic love-triangle drama, you may presume it’s some sort of half-cocked “Hunger Games” rip-off. But resist that urge, because this stealthy indie is nothing you’d expect and so uniquely thrilling that it’s worth seeking out.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 28-30, 2015)

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Aug. 28-30, 2015

Wide (United States)

No Escape

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

We Are Your Friends

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Queen of Earth

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Second Mother

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A splendid and engaging morality play about class warfare and the challenges and disappointments of parenting.

Turbo Kid

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Z for Zachariah

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A futuristic story about three people struggling to survive in a world they could never have imagined.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Subtle post-apocalyptic survival tale that revels in its minimalist simplicity…

Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online

  • Excerpt: If I tell you “Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic love-triangle drama, you may presume it’s some sort of half-cocked “Hunger Games” rip-off. But resist that urge, because this stealthy indie is nothing you’d expect and so uniquely thrilling that it’s worth seeking out.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

Happy Birthday: Stephen Silver

OFCS member Stephen Silver celebrates his birthday today, July 28. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Technologytell.

Reviews: Cut Bank (2015)

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Reviews: Queen of the Earth (2015)

queen_of_earthHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • [New – 8/28/15] | Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • [New – 8/23/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: this dual character study, featuring a balls out performance from Moss and an eerie one from Waterston feels like so many other movies, everything from “3 Women” to “Your Sister’s Sister” to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Repulsion,” yet defies coming into its own focus.
  • [New – 8/27/15] | Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
    • Excerpt: This is a difficult and finely sustained work of psychological observation, diving into miserable depths of pity, ego, and insecurity with a shifty but unblinking thriller’s eye for dread.
  • [New – 8/27/15] | Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
  • [New – 8/27/15] | Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • [New – 8/27/15] | Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension
    • Excerpt: After the breakout success of Listen of Philip, I’ve seen some consider Queen of Earth to be a minor entry in Alex Ross Perry’s burgeoning career. Sure, the film is small in scope, but it is complex and satisfying on multiple levels.
  • [New – 8/28/15] | Sarah Ward @ artsHub
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