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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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The Grab Bag (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

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The Grab Bag (May 12, 2015)

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

Best of Lists

10 Actors Who Almost Played Famous Roles

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: I take at a look some of the biggest roles in movie and TV history that were almost played by someone else entirely.

Take 5… Carey Mulligan Performances

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: To celebrate the release of Far From the Madding Crowd, I rundown the top 5 performances by the Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan.

Interviews

Bill Corbett

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

  • Excerpt: Rifftrax co-host Bill Corbett talks The Room

Festivals: General Coverage

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The Grab Bag (May 5, 2015)

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

Interviews

Matthias Schoenaerts – Far From the Madding Crowd

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Robert Hoffman

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: Technicolor specialist Robert Hoffman talks The Unfinished Dance and other color wonders.

Thomas Vinterberg – Far From the Madding Crowd

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Tom Green & Joe Dempsie – Monsters: Dark Continent

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

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The Grab Bag (Apr. 28, 2015)

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

Interviews

Back to the Future co-writer and producer Bob Gale brings the classic into the present

Dan Lybarger @ www.Pitch.com

  • Excerpt: This year’s Kansas City FilmFest is going back in time with the man who made time travel in a DeLorean conceivable.

Barbara Kopple talks about her Hot Type

Dan Lybarger @ www.Pitch.com

  • Excerpt: It’s hard to make a magazine visual and alive, Barbara Kopple says. But if anyone could have made arresting cinema from the story of a 150-year-old newsstand provocateur, it was the director who won Oscars for her documentaries Harlan County USA (1976) and American Dream (1992).

Carol Morley – The Falling

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

David Cronenberg draws a map to his Maps to the Stars

Dan Lybarger @ www.Pitch.com

  • Excerpt: Over his nearly five-decade career, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has given us surreal worlds populated by dangerous people, from the telepaths of Scanners to the drug-addled psychic landscape of William S. Burroughs in Naked Lunch.

Ex-punk musician identifies with film

Dan Lybarger @ www.arkansasonline.com

  • Excerpt: I’d love to go Hollywood. I need to exercise more, focus on my center, work on my core. I need to get grounded, says former Beastie Boy Adam “King Ad-Rock” Horovitz. “You know what I’m saying?”

Full-time debunker started young

Dan Lybarger @ www.arkansasonline.com

  • Excerpt: I have a specific expertise. It’s a strange expertise, how to fool people, but I know how it’s done, and I know how to avoid the effects of it, says former illusionist and now full-time debunker James “The Amazing” Randi. “I’ve been around, and for 86 years, I’ve been doing this kind of thing. I think I started at birth. I didn’t waste any time in between.”

Michael Winterbottom – The Emperor’s New Clothes

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

A quick lesson from the subject of Seymour: An Introduction

Dan Lybarger @ www.Pitch.com

  • Excerpt: Classical pianist, composer and teacher Seymour Bernstein, 88, has inspired hundreds to make classical music their life and has introduced countless people to the work of old masters through his concerts in unusual venues (including war zones) and on his YouTube channel.

Rolling Papers exec producer Chad Troutwine talks legal pot

Dan Lybarger @ www.Pitch.com

  • Excerpt: Recreational marijuana hasn’t been legal very long in Colorado, but it’s already a huge business, an example of how other states might look over the next decade — and an interesting challenge when it comes to journalistic coverage.

TCM Guest Programmer and Documentarian David Heeley

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Festivals: Individual Reviews

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