The Grab Bag (Jan. 27, 2015)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: January 27, 2015

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

Awards Coverage

David Fincher, ‘Strangers on a Train,’ and the Tricky Business of Remaking Hitchcock

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: The fact that so many filmmakers have tried and failed to remake — or even one-up — Hitch speaks equally, I suppose, to the industry’s reliance on existing properties and directorial ego. But to understand why Hitchcock remakes are such a losing proposition, it’s important to remember one key fact about Alfred Hitchcock: he was steadfastly disinterested in plot, which is the single element that’s easiest to reproduce.

Fey, Poehler, Maron, and Apatow Begin Stand-Up’s Overdue Reckoning With Bill Cosby’s Comedy Legacy

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: So when we talk about Bill Cosby the comedian, we’re back in that difficult conversation about his legacy. But it’s a different conversation than the one about The Cosby Show — not because he wasn’t a groundbreaking stand-up (as one of the first black comics to “cross over,” he certainly was), but because of the inherently personal nature of stand-up itself.

How ‘Selma’ Got Screwed

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: In the many conversations this critic had in the weeks following my first, emotionally devastating viewing of ‘Selma,’ one thought that never crossed my mind was, “Well, it’s a great movie, but it’s not the kind of movie that wins awards.” To the contrary, this is exactly the type of movie that wins awards.

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 8

Lovell Wesley @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from the eighth week of Precursor Season

Oscar Scandals: Why Garbo never won a legitimate Oscar

Emanuel Levy @ www.Emanuellevy.com

  • Excerpt: Garbo, arguably one of Hollywood’s greatest actressses, had never won a competitive Oscar due to studio politics

Science Fiction Gold: Hunt for the “Reel” Deal of the Prestigious Golden Guy.

Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Jan. 20, 2015)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: January 20, 2015

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

Best of Lists

10 Films Turning 10 in 2015

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: A list of 10 films that, believe it or not, were released 10 years ago this year. Prepare to feel just that little bit older…

10 Great Films Snubbed at the Oscars

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: There weer plenty of deserving films not nominated at the Oscars this year but it’s far from a new trend. Here’s 10 great films that the Academy snubbed in year’s past.

2015 Oscars Predictions

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: I take a look at the Oscar nominations for this year as well as making predictions on what/who will walk away with the big prizes.

List: Top Documentary Recommendations – Part One

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

Awards Coverage

Golden Globes 2015: Boyhood shines but will it grow up an Oscar winner?

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Mommy Leads 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Xavier Dolan’s Mommy leads the nominations for the best in Caandian film. ‘Maps to the Stars’ also comes on strong.

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 7

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Examining the winners and losers from Precursor Week 7

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jan. 9-11, 2015

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “Still Alice”

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Jan. 13, 2015)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: January 13, 2015

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best (read Quirkiest) Films of 2014

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

The 10 Best Films of 2014

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

The 10 Worst Films of 2014

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

The Best Films of 2014

Philip Concannon @ Phil on Film

The Best Films of 2014

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: Cynical, nasty but daring, angry and, yes, important.

The Best Films of 2014

Sarah Ward @ artsHub

The Best of 2014 So Far

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Best of 2014: Jordan M. Smith’s Top 20 (Picks 10-1)

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Best of 2014: Jordan M. Smith’s Top 20 (Picks 20-11)

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Lo mejor de 2014

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Las mejores películas, actuaciones y guiones de 2014.

My Cinema Discoveries of 2014

Philip Concannon @ Phil on Film

My Favorite Films of 2014

Betty Jo Tucker @ Memosaic

My Favorite First-Time Viewings of 2014

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

Reeling’s Top 10’s for 2014

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

The Ten Best Movies Hardly Anyone Saw in 2014

Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

The Top 12 Films of 2014

Bill Clark @ From The Balcony

  • Excerpt: It’s been a great year in film and there are plenty of contenders for the honor of the year’s best. I hope you enjoy my list of the top 12 films of 2014.

Top 5 underrated horror films of 2014

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: While the major releases were a bit of a disappointment this year, there were original narratives about vampires, zombies and monsters just on the periphery.

Worst Bollywood Movies of 2014

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Worst of 2014 So Far

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Awards Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Jan. 6, 2015)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: January 6, 2015

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Movies of 2014

John Hanlon @ JohnHanlonReviews.com

  • Excerpt: Looking back at the year in cinema in 2014, it’s easy to get excited about film-making. Although many argue that television is offering up some of the year’s best entertainment, movies can still be as exhilarating and exciting as they ever were.

10 Great Films You Might Have Missed in 2014

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: I take a look at 10 films released in 2014 that may have flew under people’s radars.

10 Weirdest Movies of 2014

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

The 20 Best Classic Films of 2014

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

  • Excerpt: A countdown of the 20 Best classic films I saw and reviewed in 2014.

2014’s 10… And More!

Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]

The Best Films of 2014

Alan Mattli @ The Zurich English Student

  • Excerpt: There goes another year filled to the brim with movies, good and bad, and it just wouldn’t feel like a Christmas week if I didn’t count down my favourite ones.

The Best Films of 2014

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: There was gleaming gold to be found beneath the corroded surface of film in 2014.

My Favorite Films of 2014

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

My Top Films of 2014

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: In the interest of being concise, I did limit myself to 10. I did include some honorable mentions though, so sue me.

Take 5… Great Tim Burton Film Scenes

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: I take a look at the top 5 scenes from Tim Burton films, to celebrate the release of Big Eyes.

Top 10 Movies of 2014: The Mainstream Edition

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

Top 10 Worst Films of 2014

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: I count down my top 10 worst films released in 2014.

Top 20 Films of 2014

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: I count down my top 20 films released in 2014.

The Top Ten Documentaries of 2014

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

The Top Ten Film Scores of 2014

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

Year in Review 2014 – Top 20 Films

Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 5

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Forecast of upcoming precursors.

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 26-28, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances for “Big Eyes”, “Into the Woods”, “Unbroken”, “American Sniper”, “Leviathan”, “Selma” and “Two Days, One Night”

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Dec. 30, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 30, 2014

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

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 19-21, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Annie”, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, “Mr. Turner” and “Song of the Sea”

Oscar Preview: Winners & Losers, Week 4

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor week 4.

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Films of 2014

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

10 Great 2014 Movies You Can Stream (or Rent) Right Now

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

10 Great, Underrated Movies From 2014

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

2014 in Review: The Best Performances of the Year

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The lists of the best performances of 2014 include Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Keaton, and Anne Dorval – twice!

The Best Films of 2014

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

Brent’s Top Ten Movies Of 2014

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

Cinema Fearité Presents The Top-Ten Horror Movies Of 2014

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

The Not So Good Films of 2014

Dan Kelly @ Danland Movies

The Worst Films of 2014

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Dec. 23, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 23, 2014

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

Awards Coverage

2014 Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 3

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Examining the winners and losers from the 3rd week of Precursor Season

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 12-14, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, “Top Five” and “Inherent Vice”

Why Is the Weinstein Company Dooming Two of Its Best Oscar Prospects?

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: The modern Oscar campaign was perfected by Harvey Weinstein, the face of the Weinstein brothers, who turned Mirmax and the subsequent Weinstein Company into Oscar factories, via notoriously aggressive campaigning (and occasional alleged “dirty tricks” against opponents). And yet, as 2014 draws to a close, The Weinstein Company is all but burying two viable awards contenders — and the only plausible explanation is ego and spite.

Best of Lists

2014 in Review: The Best Canadian Films of the Year

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The 2014 highlights for Canadian film include ‘Mommy’, ‘Maps to the Stars’ and ‘The F Word’.

2014 in Review: The Worst Films of the Year

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The list of 2014 turkeys includes Frankenstein, vampires, Adam Sandler, Clint Eastwood, and more!

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Dec. 17, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 17, 2014

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

Awards Coverage

Oscar Predictions: Round 4 – Golden Globe and SAG Edition

Mullen Pat @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Predictions for the Golden Globe and SAG award nominations.

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 2

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: The winners and losers from Precursor Season, Week 2

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Dec. 5-7, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chance of “Wild”

Interviews

Agyness Deyn – Electricity

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Keeping Room

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

  • Excerpt: Five years after the Michael Caine vehicle Harry Brown hit theaters, director Daniel Barber has returned to the director’s seat with a revisitation to period drama, which he first explored with his Oscar nominated short The Tonto Woman. With The Keeping Room, he, along with Brit Marling, Sam Worthington, Hailee Steinfeld and newcomer Muna Otaru, relive the end of the American Civil War still firmly wrapped in the fraying husks of racism and sexism, yet his tale, penned by first time screenwriter Julia Hart, sees these barriers burned to the ground in a fit of valiantly feminine retaliation.

Festivals: Individual Reviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Dec. 9, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 9, 2014

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

Awards Coverage

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 1

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Examining the winners and losers of the first week of precursor season.

Oscar Preview: Weekend of Nov. 28-30, 2014

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the Oscar chances of “Penguins of Madagascar” and “The Imitation Game”

TIFF Names Canada’a Top Ten Films of 2014

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Mommy’, ‘Maps to the Stars’ among the films named Canada’s best.

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Dec. 2, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 2, 2014

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

Interviews

Clouds of Sils Maria

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Hugh Bonneville

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Jauja

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Paul King

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: Individual Reviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Nov. 25, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: November 25, 2014

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

Interviews

Chadwick Boseman

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Real Deal: An Interview with Documentarian Doug Pray

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: Pray’s absorbing and penetrating works provide a galvanic connection straight into the passions of artists, musicians, rebels, loners, and visionaries.

Tate Taylor

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

Thessaloniki IFF: Backstage politics bleed on closing gala front stage

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: First-timers invade

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: Preview

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: Recap

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Thessaloniki IFF: The undervalued importance of very bad films

Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek]

Festivals: Individual Reviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Nov. 18, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: November 18, 2014

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

Best of Lists

12 Seriously Underrated Christmas Episodes

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

12 Things We Learned from the ‘Desolation of Smaug’ Commentary

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

All 92 ‘Step Up’ Dance Sequences: Ranked

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Take 5… Comedic Actors Who Went Serious

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: To celebrate the release of The Skeleton Twins, I take a look at 5 other comedy actors who have taken on more serious roles.

The Top 12 Nostalgic Christmas Commercials

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Nov. 11, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: November 11, 2014

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

Interviews

Ed Fitzell: Everything Sherlock Holmes

Betty Jo Tucker @ Movie Addict Headquarters

  • Excerpt: This podcast interview features Sherlock Holmes expert Ed Fitzelle discussing Sherlock films and actors who have portrayed this the master detective.

Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Interview with John Carney

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Nov. 4, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: November 4, 2014

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

Best of Lists

8 Great Moments From Christopher Nolan Films

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: In honour of the release of Interstellar, I delve into 8 great moments from each of Christopher Nolan’s films.

How Many of These Indie Horror Films Have You Seen?

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Take 5… Australian Horror Movies

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: In honour of the release of The Babadook, I take a look at 5 other great Australian horror movies.

Interviews

Daniel Radcliffe

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Dylan Baker of “23 Blast”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Juno Temple

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Stephen Lang of “23 Blast”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Timothy Spall

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Oct. 28, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: October 28, 2014

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

Interviews

Christian Ditter

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Christopher Kyle and Susanne Bier

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Director, composer and star of “Delicious”

Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Após o filme houve um quarto de hora para uma entrevista constantemente interrompida por risos onde se falou de coisas tão díspares como ananases de arremesso e facas afiadas que são apenas itens de amor.

Interview with Rolf de Heer

Philip Concannon @ Phil on Film

Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Lily Collins and Sam Claflin

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Oct. 21, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: October 21, 2014

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

Interviews

After Torture: Kathy Berger talks about working with torture survivors to make Beneath The Blindfold.

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

David Ayer

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Director David Ayer describes the brain-spilling scene he thought was too violent for his ultra-violent WWII movie ‘Fury.’

Dear White People Writer-Director Justin Simien

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

James Marsden

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Judge Writer-Director David Dobkin

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Judy Greer

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Don’t worry, Judy Greer had trouble sympathizing with her ‘Men, Women and Children’ character too.

Zane, Writer of “Addicted”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Oct. 14, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: October 14, 2014

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

Best of Lists

2014 Film Reviews Rated Five Stars

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Five Star Films: The Whole Bloody List

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Oct. 7, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: October 7, 2014

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

Best of Lists

The 10 Best Faithful Shakespeare Adaptations on Film

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Polanski’s ‘Macbeth’ is a terrific movie; and noteworthy as being a Shakespeare adaptation that is mostly done “straight” — i.e., basically as written, rather than relocated to outer space or a high school or the mob underworld or anything crazy like that. In fact, it seems more difficult to just do the play, without all the bells and whistles.

The 10 Creepiest Kids in Movie History

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: With Halloween sneaking up like a well-dressed child with a knowing smirk, we take a look at some of cinema’s creepiest kids.

The 11 Creepiest Creepy Doll Movies

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Creepy dolls are creepy. These creepy doll movies are creepier.

Every Martin Scorsese Movie, Ranked

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Flavorwire presents the DEFINITIVE ranking of Martin Scorsese’s narrative and documentary features (stretching feature a bit to include long-ish documentaries and made-for-TV works), stacking up 36 films over nearly 50 years.

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Sep. 30, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: September 30, 2014

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

Best of Lists

11 Great Date Movies on Netflix

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Top 10 Scottish Films

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Interviews

Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable on The Boxtrolls

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: The directors of The Boxtrolls explain the origin of the film’s most terrible pun.

Antoine Fuquar

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews The Equalizer director Antoine Fuquar.

Ben Miller

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews British comedy actor Ben Miller on What We Did On Our Holiday.

Charles Band on Full Moon Features

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Join Charles Band, the director of Trancers and producer of the hit Puppet Master franchise, as he gets grilled by hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold in the hallowed halls of the Full Moon offices, right next to Los Angeles’s historic Skid Row. You can really hear the sirens!

Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews writers and directors Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton on What We Did On Our Holiday.

Isaac Hempstead Wright on The Boxtrolls

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: The ‘Game of Thrones’ star explains particle physics and says working with Sir Ben Kingsley was terrifying.

Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden)

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Mike Cahill

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews director Mike Cahill on his sophomore feature, I Origins.

Rosamund Pike

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews Rosamund Pike on What We Did On Our Holiday, and Gone Girl.

Season of Mists: Markuus Blunder on Autumn Blood

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Sep. 23, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: September 23, 2014

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

Interviews

Cary Elwes on “The Princess Bride”

Nell Minow @ The Huffington Post

Dan Stevens, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett on “The Guest”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

The Guest – Dan Stevens, Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett

Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous

Liam Neeson

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews Liam Neeson for his role in A Walk Among the Tombstones.

The Maze Runner – Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario & Will Poulter

Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous

Mike Nelson of Rifftrax

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff of “Dolphin Tale 2?

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Pawel Pawlikowski on Ida

Philip Concannon @ Phil on Film

Philip Elliott Hopkins, founder of The Film Detective, Rockport, Mass.

Phil Hall @ Business-Superstar.com

  • Excerpt: An interview with the creator of a new DVD label speciaizing in classic and cult flicks

Terry Gilliam

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Terry Gilliam discusses the big ideas in The Zero Theorem and The Church of Batman the Redeemer.

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Sep. 16, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: September 16, 2014

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

Interviews

Back in the Habit

Philip Concannon @ The Skinny

  • Excerpt: An interview with Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski

Dave McKean

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Artist Dave McKean illuminates the long process of creating his new film Luna, and wonders whether fantasy has turned into too much of a commodity to be meaningful anymore.

Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: The star and director of The Equalizer discuss the film’s biggest explosion and who should playing Washington’s character if they ever reboot St. Elsewhere.

Filmmaker Jen McGowan

Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket

Idris Elba

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Idris Elba explains how wanting his co-star Taraji Henson to shut up improved his performance in No Good Deed.

In Order of Disappearance Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Stefan Pape interviews Stellan Skarsgard for In Order of Disappearance.

Joe and Anthony Russo

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: The Russo Brothers offer new updates on Captain America 3.

Taraji Henson

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

  • Excerpt: Taraji Henson reveals how she took her revenge on Idris Elba after her hit her in the face with a gun while making No Good Deed.

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Sep. 9, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: September 9, 2014

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

Best of Lists

Take 5… Movies Featuring Unexpected Guests

Ross Miller @ Scotcampus

  • Excerpt: In honour of The Guest being released in UK cinemas this week, I take a look at 5 movies featuring unexpected guests.

Interviews

Ira Sachs on “Love Is Strange”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Maika Monroe

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Maika Monroe for The Guest

Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard for The Guest

Festivals: Individual Reviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Sep. 2, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: September 2, 2014

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

Best of Lists

My Eight Future Legends

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

  • Excerpt: These four men and four women, I believe, have great careers ahead of them.

My Five Best Bollywood/Tollywood Dance Numbers

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

My Five Worst Bollywood/Tollywood Dance Numbers

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

My Ten Best Comic Book Movie Castings

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Interviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Aug. 26, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: August 26, 2014

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

Best of Lists

The 45 Greatest Concert Movies of All Time

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: In honor of Woodstock’s 45th anniversary, we rounded up the 45 best examples of the concert movie genre.

Interviews

Daniel Radcliffe Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Daniel Radcliffe for his role in What If

Emily Browning Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Emily Browning for her role in God Help the Girl

Fabrice du Welz on Calvaire, Vinyan and Alleluia

Anton Bitel @ Film4.com

John McNaughton on ThE HARVEST

Anton Bitel @ Film4.com

Luc Besson Interview

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

  • Excerpt: Interview with Luc Besson for his latest feature film, Lucy

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Eva Green

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller

William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline

Thomas Carter on “When the Game Stands Tall”

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

Till Kleinert on THE SAMURAI

Anton Bitel @ Film4.com

Festivals: Individual Reviews

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Aug. 19, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: August 19, 2014

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

Best of Lists

Beast of Burden: Top 10 Human-Animal Combinations in the Movies

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

The Best (and worst) Films of 2014 . . . so far!

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: The trend thus far in the year is that indie films seem to be flourishing while Hollywood continues to tread safe waters of brand names and reliable genres. With four-and-a-half months to go, this list will inevitably change.

Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

Holy Criminal Reincarnation! : Top 10 Underused TV Batman Villains Repackaged in the Movies

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

The Top 10 Trivial Tidbits About Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

Tributes

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

The Grab Bag (Aug. 12, 2014)

Categories: The Grab Bag
Comments: No Comments
Published on: August 12, 2014

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

Interviews

“Sharknado’s” Thunder Levin

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Filmmaker John Alan Simon

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Writer/director John Alan Simon, a Harvard-educated fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, has created the most insightful, thought-provoking, intelligent and faithful rendition of Dick’s work to date.

John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson of “Calvary”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Michel Gondry of “Mood Indigo”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Mike Cahill of “I Origins”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

Festivals: General Coverage

(There’s still more to this post. Click here to continue reading…)

«page 1 of 10

Awards Announcement Schedule

Nomination Announced:
Monday, December 8, 2014

Award Winners Announced:
Monday, December 15, 2014

About the OFCS
The Online Film Critics Society is the largest, most respected organization for critics whose work appears primarily on the Internet. e-mail us.

Twitter feed

Facebook

OFCS Forums
Categories
Twitter
OFCS Fans

Welcome , today is Thursday, January 29, 2015