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From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 28, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

10 Worst Casting Choices in Film History

Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle

  • Excerpt: Horrors! Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon, warbling “I Talk to the Trees.” Do you feel lucky, Trunk?

Interviews

Kevin Durand

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Festivals: General Coverage

TIFF 2015 Canadian Film Wish List

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The list of anticipated Canadian titles for TIFF include ‘The Girl King’, ‘He Hated Pigeons’, ‘Closet Monster’ and more!

Tributes

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 21, 2015)

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

Interviews

‘Boulevard’ Director Dito Montiel on Robin Williams’ Final Performance

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: You hope for it, you hope a mega movie star is going to come and make your movie and care that much at two in the morning in Nashville, but it doesn’t happen all the time. So that was really, really special to me.

Burr Steers of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

Nell Minow @ The Credits

  • Excerpt: My idea was that you create this alternate world and then you set Pride and Prejudice in that world.

Changing Impressions: Rachel Israel talks about autism, authenticity and Keep the Change

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Matt Smith and Jack Huston of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

Nell Minow @ The Credits

  • Excerpt: You think that can’t possibly work, and then you’re surprised at how well it does work without sacrificing anything from the original novel, keeping very true to it.”

Robin Williams ‘poured his heart and soul into the film,’ says widow

Glenn Lovell @ BostonGlobe.com

  • Excerpt: “I was nervous about meeting [Robin],” admitted Kathy Baker, whose credits include “Edward Scissorhands” and “Saving Mr. Banks.” “I was afraid it was going to be the funny, always ‘on’ Robin, and that he was going to be a distraction. . . . And here was this quiet . . . respectful . . . almost fragile man.”

Sam Viviano of MAD Magazine

Nell Minow @ Rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: The parodies help them see movies in a different way.

‘The Look of Silence’ Director Joshua Oppenheimer on Filmmaking, Fear, and Following Up ‘The Act of Killing’

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: I am not one to question how Joshua Oppenheimer would like to do an interview — because, over the course of two films, he’s conducted some of the most extraordinary interviews ever put to film.

Festivals: General Coverage

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 14, 2015)

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

Interviews

Amanda Seyfried – Ted 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Dana Nachman of “Batkid Begins”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Jalmari Helander and Onni Tommila of “Big Game”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Jessica Barth – Ted 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Kevin McHale – The Choir

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Lorne Balfe, Composer of “Terminator Genisys”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Mark Wahlberg – Ted 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Seth MacFarlane – Ted 2

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Stephen “tWitch” Boss of “Magic Mike XXL”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jul. 7, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

2015 in Review: The Best Films of the Year so Far

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: At the midpoint of 2015, the year’s best films include ‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, ‘In Her Place’, and ‘Phoenix’.

Interviews

Asif Kapadia – Amy

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

James Gay-Rees and Chris King – Amy

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

Interview: Talulah Riley flexes her Scottish Mussel

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: I caught up with actress-turned-writer/director Talulah Riley to talk about her debut film Scottish Mussel, a Scotland-set romantic comedy.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jun. 30, 2015)

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

Interviews

John Maclean – Slow West

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Sex, lies and cinema: Desiree Akhavan on Appropriate Behaviour

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

This is the Part Where RJ Cyler and Me Talk ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: RJ Cyler talks ‘Me and Earl’, movie parodies, and his big break.

Festivals: General Coverage

Asian Films Are Go! The 2015 New York Asian Film Festival, Weird and Wide-Ranging As Ever

Kenji Fujishima @ The L Magazine

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jun. 19-21, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Inside Out”

Television

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jun. 23, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

Every Steven Spielberg Movie, Ranked

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: On this anniversary of Spielberg’s ascension into the stratosphere, we look back at that career, stacking up all of his feature films to date.

Interviews

Adele Haenel – Les Combattants

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and RJ Cyler on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Ariel Kleiman, director of Partisan

Sarah Ward @ Trespass Magazine

Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Paul Gascoigne – Gascoigne

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera on “Inside Out”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Running away with the circus: Rosa Rogers and Merieme Addou on the Pirates of Salé

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Vincent Morisset / Way to Go

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

Tributes

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From Our Members’ Desks (Jun. 16, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

Top Ten Greatest Villains of All Time

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Interviews

Anita Dobson – London Road

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Joshua Oppenheimer – The Look of Silence

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Luis Valdez & “the Vicissitudes of Hollywood”

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: “Because ‘La Bamba’ made money people assume there were a lot of offers. There weren’t.”

Martin Kemp – Age of Killq

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Awards Coverage

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The Grab Bag (Jun. 9, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

10 Of The Most Awesomely Bad Horror Movies On Netflix

James Jay Edwards @ iHorror.com

Interviews

Andrew Bujalski on Subverting the Rom-Com and Making Kevin Corrigan a Movie Star in ‘Results’

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: The key that unlocks Bujalski’s freewheeling approach to the romantic comedy is the third point in the film’s love triangle, an eccentric millionaire played by the eccentric character actor Kevin Corrigan. His performance here is a revelation, with an oddness and unpredictability that comes to define the movie.

Eddie Muller

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: The “Czar of Noir” talks about film noir and hosting TCM’s Summer of Darkness

Festivals: General Coverage

Cole Smithey at Cannes 2015: COMPLETE

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Cole’s Video Essay Compilation of Cannes 2015

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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The Grab Bag (Jun. 2, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

20 Hidden Horror Movie Gems To Watch On Netflix

Ross Miller @ What Culture

  • Excerpt: I run down 20 great horror movies you might normally skip past on Netflix but which are well worth watching.

Interviews

Brad Peyton – San Andreas

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario – San Andreas

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Cobie Smulders – Results

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Dwayne Johnson – San Andreas

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Lake Bell – Man Up

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Awards Coverage

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The Grab Bag (May 26, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

The 19 Best Actors-Turned-Directors

Kenji Fujishima @ Movie Mezzanine

Interviews

Brad Bird – Tomorrowland

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Britt Robertson – Tomorrowland

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Damon Lindelof – Tomorrowland

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

” I Don’t Know If I Believe in Evil”: Director Amy Berg on ‘Every Secret Thing’ and the Film Hollywood Wouldn’t Touch

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: It’s a very good film, perhaps because it’s so well written (by Nicole Holofcener, adapting Laura Lippman’s novel), perhaps because it’s so sensitively acted (the ace cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, and Dakota Fanning). But Berg is also an adroit storyteller, and if the form is new, she’s still exploring the primary preoccupation of her films thus far: the nature of evil.

Raffey Cassidy – Tomorrowland

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Romain Duris – The New Girlfriend

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Sheila Vand – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Awards Coverage

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