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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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From Our Members’ Desks (Aug 25, 2015)

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

Interviews

Gemma Arterton and Jason Flemyng – Gemma Bovery

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

‘Mistress America’ Director Noah Baumbach on Aging, Staging, and If He’s Cynical About Young People

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: I don’t feel cynical about young people, consciously, anyway.

Mukunda and Govinda Angulo – The Wolfpack

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

“Pop Culture Becomes Part of Your Autobiography”: Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich on His First Theatrical Release Since 2001

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: It is a little strange, but then I’m also getting used to the fact that I’m now close to the age that John Ford and Howard Hawks were when I met them! Which is a bit… off-putting, frankly.

Whistle down the wind: Russell Friedenberg on America’s troubled history, war, wild places and Wind Walkers

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

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From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 18, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

He Who Devotes Himself

Jordan M. Smith @ Influence Film Club

Interviews

Bill Hader and Judd Apatow – Trainwreck

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Jake Schreier – Paper Towns

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Nat Wolff and John Green – Paper Towns

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Simon Pegg – Absolutely Anything

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Vanessa Bayer – Trainwreck

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 11, 2015)

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

Interviews

Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgard – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke on “Mistress America”

Nell Minow @ The Credits

  • Excerpt: So much of what I’m interested in writing is what women do when men aren’t there because they can’t possibly really speak to that. There are these incredibly intricate relationships that are really rich.

Jason Segel on “The End of the Tour”

Nell Minow @ The Huffington Post

Joel Edgerton on “The Gift”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Lillete Dubey of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: In the first one she was quite a tough little biddy. And I joked when I heard that there is a second one that I hoped there is going to be more dimension and maybe hopefully a little romance for Mrs. Kapoor.

Relentless: Angela Dixon on the triumphs and challenges of Never Let Go

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

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From Our Members’ Desks (Aug. 4, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

Interviews

“They Captured The Man, The Person I Knew”: Marlon Brando’s Daughter on the Extraordinary Documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon’

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: “My dad would talk into his Dictaphone, you know, those little tape recorders,” Brando’s daughter Rebecca says. “He would record and talk into them quite often and I’d never see him actually — or hear him — say what he would say onto these tapes, but I would definitely see him and sometimes I would walk into the room and he’d stop talking. So, I never knew what he was saying.”

Festivals: Individual Reviews

Best Actress & Actor | Cannes 2015

Kent Turner @ Film-Forward.com

  • Excerpt: French actors did very well at Cannes 2015, and it was definitely the year of Emmanuelle Bercot.Standing Tall,” a drama she co-wrote and directed, opened the festival, and she went on to share the best actress award (in a tie with “Carol”’s Rooney Mara) for starring in fellow actress/director Maïwenn’s rowdy hothouse drama “Mon Roi. “

Maryland | Cannes 2015

Kent Turner @ Film-Forward.com

  • Excerpt: The classy thriller “Maryland” singlehandedly jolted me from encroaching jet lag during my first full day at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Awards Coverage

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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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