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Reviews: The Overnight (2015)

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Reviews: Terminator Genisys (2015)

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

  • [New – 7/2/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: There’s really only one reason to see “Terminator Genisys” and you probably know what that is – the return of Ahnuld, the Governator, now the Guardian who is ‘old but not obsolete,’ his human exterior aging as he skips across time with the young woman he was sent to protect.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: …winks and nudges so much it’ll bruise your ribs.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Everything here … is so imprecise that the stakes are virtually nonexistent.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: As the sci-fi fantasy continues, it’s transecting and tangled, proving time travel is a tricky thing…
  • [New – 7/2/15] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Terminator Genisys is just as forgettable as 2009’s Terminator Salvation; anyone still remember the plot of that one? I didn’t think so.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
  • [New – 7/3/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Just about passable fare if you’re not looking for anything intellectually demanding but even in the realm of leave your brain at the door mindless entertainment, it leaves a lot to be desired.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Calling time…
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: Clarke (Emilia, not Jason) and Schwarzenegger make for a wonderful odd couple, sharing an authentic intimacy, believable bravado and a sharp awareness of the material that makes “Terminator Genisys” a solid addition to the series.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Another movie so crammed with visual razzle-dazzle in the service of empty, repetitive action that long before it ends, you feel exhausted by the excess.
  • [New – 7/3/15] | Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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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Happy Birthday: Rich Cline

OFCS member Rich Cline celebrates his birthday today, June 30. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Shadows on the Wall and Contactmusic.com.

Classics & More on DVD (Jun. 29, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Around the World with Orson Welles

Sean Axmaker @ Keyframe

  • Excerpt: Welles foregrounds the machinery of moviemaking, reminding us that he’s brought a crew with him, and he manipulates his documentary footage as aggressively as he does in his fictional storytelling.

The Bridge

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Day of the Outlaw

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

  • Excerpt: ne of the toughest, most tension-filled pictures from Andre de Toth, a studio filmmaker who could be counted on to bring a savage edge to his assignments.

The Fisher King

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Killer Cop

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

  • Excerpt: The northern capital of Milan, the symbol of modernity and progress in the Italian cinema of the 50s and 60s, is the epitome of official corruption and the urban mob in the crime cinema of the 70s.

Man, Pride and Vengeance

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

  • Excerpt: Man, Pride and Vengeance (1967), from director Luigi Bazzoni and star Franco Nero, is a respectable find.

A Master Builder

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Premature Burial

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

  • Excerpt: Like most of Corman’s Poe films, the script (this one by Charles Beaumont and Ray Russell) borrows little more than the central idea and the title from Poe. This one owes a debt to Gaslight and Diabolique…

Le Silence de la Mer

Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View

  • Excerpt: Melville called it an “anti-cinematic” film, and he creates the expressiveness in what remains unspoken, the glances and gestures that take on grand drama in the minimalist presentation.

Spider Baby

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Stunning Debuts: Terrence Malick’s Badlabds

Emanuel Levy @ www.EmanuelLevy.com

  • Excerpt: Terrene Malikc made a stunning debut in 1973 with Badlands, which world-premiered at the N.Y. Film Fest, announcing the arrival of a major artist

The Trial (1961)

Sean Axmaker @ Keyframe

  • Excerpt: The legal system is a literal maze in Welles’ visualization and the disparate locations all lead back to one another.

Recent Home Video Releases

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Happy Birthday: Brian Holcomb

OFCS member Brian Holcomb celebrates his birthday today, July 29. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Kineto Film, Cinema Blend, Beyond Hollywood and Slant Magazine.

This Week, Part 2 (Jun. 26-28, 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: Jun. 26-28, 2015

Wide (United States)

Max

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Ted 2

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Limited (United States)

Batkid Begins

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Sweet, heartwarming and uplifting…

Felt

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Anyone who’s seen “Hard Candy” will know Amy’s red hoodie is a big red flag.

A Little Chaos

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Rickman’s film holds many charms, not the least of which is his own performance as the King who would be commoner for one fantastical afternoon.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: All of it feels haphazardly assembled.

[New Today] Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

The Little Death

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jun. 26-28, 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: Jun. 26-28, 2015

Wide (United States)

Max

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Ted 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Batkid Begins

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Sweet, heartwarming and uplifting…

The Little Death

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

Reviews: Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World (2015)

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

  • [New – 6/11/15] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ is an in-depth documentary that is interested in more than just the famous artist who was recruited to design the creature in ‘Alien.’
  • [New – 6/25/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Belinda Sallin’s documentary about Giger was filmed during the last years of the artist’s life, his mobility already curtailed, so her documentary is somewhat housebound. But what a house!
  • [New – 5/22/15] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • [New – 6/4/15] | Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Dark Star possesses an unmistakably elegiac quality, and Giger aficionados will likely find it a stimulating but melancholy experience.

Reviews: Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015)

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

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